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Resilience Film Screening and Discussion - March 25 at 6 PM

Join us as we screen the documentary RESILIENCE and delve into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Partnership with The Winter Park Public Library, City of Winter Park…
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Adverse Childhood Events Tied to Dementia

Children who had multiple adverse experiences growing up were more likely to develop dementia in old age, Japanese researchers reported. People who had three or more adverse childhood experiences -- physical or psychological abuse, family…
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Registration Open: Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference in Seattle, Washington - September 10-13

These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There…
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FREE Webinar: Child Interviewing 2019: Update on Research and Practice

Dr. Lyon will discuss the major research advances in 2018/2019 that help interviewers to do a better job when they question children, and whenever possible, provide videotaped examples of the novel procedures. Read more and register.
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The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma - The New Yorker

In this piece, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz reveals his struggles with childhood trauma and sexual violence. Read more.
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How a Teacher’s ‘Junk Science’ Landed a Dad in Jail on Charge of Raping his Autistic Son - The Miami Herald

In this piece, The Miami Herald chronicles that wrongful arrest of Jose Cordero in Miami. Accusations of sexual abuse arose from "hand over hand" communication, which is considered junk science by many. Read more.
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A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult - The New York Times

This Frontline/New York Times collaboration features men and women who faced trauma and adversity as children. Read more.
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Psychiatrist Recalls 'Heartbreak And Hope' On Bellevue's Prison Ward - NPR

On this episode of Fresh Air, Bellevue Prison psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Ford discusses her experiences treating inmates suffering from mental illness. Read more.
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Does the Death Penalty Target People who are Mentally Ill? - The Washington Post

This week, The Washington Post published Dr. Frank R. Baumgartner and Betsy Neill's analysis on the use of the capital punishment on people with mental illness.  While the majority of Americas oppose the execution of people with mental illness,…