Welcome to the Resources page, a place where #RelentlessSchoolNurses share our tools for care coordination. To add to this list, please send a brief explanation of the resource, including a working link to:
- Website Resources:https://www.acesconnection.com/pages/about: – ACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement, recognizes the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and promotes trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and develop resilience instead of traumatizing already traumatized people. – description from sitehttp://childtrauma.org/ – CTA is a Community of Practice working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. We recognize the crucial importance of childhood experience in shaping the health of the individual, and ultimately, society. By creating biologically-informed child and family respectful practice, programs and policy, CTA seeks to help maltreated and traumatized children. – description from site
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https://www.childtrends.org/about-us – Child Trends has been a leading institution in the effort to improve the lives and prospects of all children and youth through rigorous research. Our work has helped shape the public policies that affect children and families, strengthened a wide array of social services, and increased public awareness of child and youth issues.
http://www.nccp.org/publications/pub_1073.html – NCCP conducts research and translates the findings into actionable recommendations that advocates and policymakers use to improve the lives and futures of low-income children and their families. We delve into issues that contribute to child poverty and make sure our ideas reach those in a position to make meaningful change that reduces the number of families experiencing hardship
https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/1_EPI_LearnerPREWORK.pdf – APA Poverty Task Force – Poverty Curriculum – Epidemiology – contains great articles and several videos. This game is pretty powerful: http://playspent.org/
https://www.aecf.org/resources/2018-kids-count-data-book/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl9zdBRDgARIsAL5Nyn3B6TbupPBIT3aeoAv3PVsFDX71OJDMxwe5NKd8ccHLqd7CAeHSscIaAsP1EALw_wcB – The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/about/– The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.
The Building Community Resilience (BCR) collaborative at the Redstone Center seeks to improve the health of children, families, and communities by fostering engagement between grassroots community services and public and private systems to develop a protective buffer against Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) occurring in Adverse Community Environments (ACEs) – the “Pair of ACEs.” Connecting community organizations (through a church health ministry or trusted food pantry, for example) with larger systems (including those in health care, education, business, law enforcement) can begin to build a durable network to improve community wellbeing.
- Emergency Preparedness Resources recommended by REACT Bags Preparing your school, church, business, university, home or public space is a complex process. Having the best resources available helps simplify that process. In addition to our REACT Bags kits, here are some of their favorite online resources.
- http://www.sesameworkshop.org/press-releases/sesame-workshop-launches-groundbreaking-initiative-to-help-children-cope-with-traumatic-experiences/ – Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, first-ever comprehensive initiative designed to help children cope with traumatic experiences. The initiative is a major new addition to Sesame Street in Communities, a program to help community service providers, parents, and caregivers give children, especially the most vulnerable, a strong and healthy start.
https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/training/interview-tbd-nfp-nurse/ – Nurse Family Partnership webinar: Join Sesame Street and our friend, Sherika Johnson, from Nurse Family Partnership, in this provider interview. Sherika shares stories from the life of a home visiting nurse, along with strategies that all providers can use to help families—especially first-time parents—grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
- Learn about the Nurse Family Partnership, which is a free program across 42 states.
- Understand challenges that pregnant and new mothers face, and how to help them persevere
- Gain insight into communication strategies that might be helpful for working with new moms who are experiencing poverty and other social or physical and mental health challenges.
Check out an overview and a brochure from the Nurse Family Partnership
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https://selfregulationinstitute.org/ Dr. Stuart Shanker, @StuartShanker
https://www.traumainformedlearning.com/ Dr. Jim Walters, @drjimwalters
https://creatingtraumasensitiveschools.org/professionaldevelopment/ Attachment and trauma network, @attachtrauma
https://www.acesconnection.com/collection/growing-resilient-communities-2-0 Aces Connection, @ACEsConnection
https://www.livesinthebalance.org/ Dr. Ross Greene
https://www.bdperry.com/ Dr. Bruce Perry, @BDPerry
http://revelationineducation.com/ Dr. Lori Desautels, @desautels_phd and Michael McKnight, @mmknight32
https://angstmovie.com/host-a-screening/ – Anxiety movie for parents/staff
https://www.pbs.org/video/adverse-childhood-experiences-ezewgc/ -Must see video with Dr. Bruce Perry
https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/trauma/modules- Trauma Sensitive Schools Online PD, Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/aces-and-toxic-stress-frequently-asked-questions/- Great for parent/staff education
http://csmh.umaryland.edu/ – Free online mental health training for school nurses
https://www.edutopia.org/school/fall-hamilton-elementary – Video of a trauma-informed elementary school in Nashville, TN with Principal Matthew Portell, @principalest
https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/- The Documentary Resilence: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope is a great first step in training staff. This is a trailer for the documentary.
- Here is a link to the Promoting Health and Learning School Nursing Practice in New Jersey’s Public Schools Practice Guide
- The ultimate social service search engine – www.auntbertha.com
- Sign up for https://www.hhs.gov alerts and mailings: scroll to the bottom where you see the icons for Facebook, Twitter, etc. Next to that is the sign up for email updates.
- TLC – https://tlc4teens.org/ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for youth, see also http://ubhc.rutgers.edu/tlc/suicide_awareness.html
- 180 saving lives – https://180nj.org/ Domestic violence, help for children and families. 29% of domestic violence events are witnessed by children.
- FCP/DOW community directory – https://www.nj.gov/dcf/families/dfcp/ click on your county – also find school-linked services. For example – here’s the link for Somerset County: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/families/dfcp/DFCPdirectorySomerset.pdf
- NJ Connect – https://www.njconnectforrecovery.org/ addiction services adults and children.
- NAMI – https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions National Alliance on Mental Illness.
- Here is a link to an interesting substance use disorder site: Our community offers unique perspectives on lifelong recovery and substance use prevention, empowering others through stories of strength and courage. From people in active recovery to advocates who have lost loved ones to the devastating disease of addiction, our community understands the struggle and provides guidance born of personal experience.www.drugrehab.com/guides/
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