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Mental Fitness

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs)

The following are a series of articles aimed at exploring the problem of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their harmful effects on the physical, emotional and mental health of our community. Substantial public health research confirms that mistreatment of children results in a variety of problems for them as they grow into adulthood. Although the problems that result from ACEs create ripple effects throughout our communities, research shows that we can build resilience to the trauma caused by ACEs. Resilience trumps ACEs!

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Mental Illness of a Parent

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Addiction of a Parent

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Domestic Violence

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Physical Abuse

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Emotional Neglect

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Physical Neglect

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Incarcerated Parents

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Emotional Abuse

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Sexual Abuse of Children

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Divorce or Separation of a Parent

 

Click to download ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort) contact flyer PDF aces-contact-flyer

Click to download ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort) handout PDF aces-handout-9-4-2016

Click to download ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort) 3-page “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self-Healing Communities” PDF ACE Building Self-Healing Communities Handout

 

ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort)

Purpose: To achieve a healthier community through 1) public education about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and 2) promotion of resilience building knowledge and skills at the individual, family and community levels.

For more information contact;

Lowell Johnson johnsonlowells@gmail.com

Tony Oltmann Tony.Oltmann@lssmn.org

Tom Gonzalez tomgonzalez007@gmail.com

 


Acts of Solace

Wellness in the Woods logo

 

 

Contemplating loss link

http://www.wadenapj.com/news/local/4214164-contemplating-loss


PAPER TIGERS

Directed by JAMES REDFORD and Produced by KAREN PRITZKER

https://vimeo.com/181131327

Check Your Local Cable Listings


Want to Get Troubled Teens on the College Track? Figure Out Why They Misbehave

The documentary Paper Tigers shows what’s possible when schools talk to kids instead of suspending them.

- Liz Dwyer, Culture and education editor for Take Part

Swearing at teachers, throwing chairs in a classroom, getting into fights on campus, or ditching class—those kinds of behaviors are sure to get students suspended, expelled, or handcuffed in the back of a squad car at most American high schools. But instead of responding with the typical punitive, zero-tolerance disciplinary tactics, what would happen if teachers and administrators started asking kids who act out what’s really going on in their lives?

In Paper Tigers—a documentary that follows six troubled teens and the staff at Lincoln Alternative High School in rural Walla Walla, Washington—educators try a different approach: by recognizing that student misbehavior is usually the result of traumatic stress from being abused or neglected, kids’ lives are transformed.

 


Some schools are using simple acts of kindness to support vulnerable students.

Read More:

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/teaching-traumatized-kids/490214/


 

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE TREE POSTER AND RESILIENCY BUILDING TOOLS

Brd Clinic Mil Jackie Tree poster 10.15If your organization is interested in promoting an attitude of gratitude and borrowing a gratitude tree poster, contact Millie Engisch millicent.engisch@essentiahealth.org for more information.

Click to download flyer PDF gratitude_tree_info_11-2016

 

9 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude https://www.unstuck.com/gratitude/

 


 

HOW TO PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

http://www.bouncebackproject.org/random-acts-of-kindness/

 


 

MENTAL FITNESS GOAL GROUP

PURPOSE: To encourage and equip citizens in achieving and maintaining mental fitness.

GENERAL DESIRED OUTCOMES:
1. Build networks throughout the county to equip citizens in achieving resilience.
2. Increase the practice of intentional choices to reduce stress and anxiety.
3. Educate to increase the community knowledge on mental fitness so individuals can make positive choices regarding their overall health.

The Mental Fitness Goal Group meets the second Thursday or the month at 7:45 am at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 North 3rd St, Brainerd 56401

July – OFF Click to download calendar 2016-17_cwe_gg_schedule

Meeting rooms: Dec. – Mar., May – Teresa (lower level). Apr. – Benedict (1st floor)

To get involved with this Goal Group please email Nathan Bertram at Nathan.Bertram@crowwing.us or Richard Slieter at richard.g.slieter@state.mn.us

 


 

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Participate in the following tools that were shared by Dr. Bryan Sexton during The Science of Resilience event on September 21, 2015:

3 Good Things: bit.ly/crowwingsept

Nov 9 2015: bit.ly/crowwingnov

Gratitude Letters: bit.ly/gratpre

Signature Strengths: bit.ly/SSTRENGTHS

Click to download The Science of Resilience PowerPoint presentation by Bryan Sexton, PhD
– Frame Up the Problem introduction
– Tools for Solutions

Handouts:
Strengths
Burnout Climate
Expression of Gratitude
Safe Stress
Sense of Awe
You at Your Best

 


 

CRISIS LINE AND REFERRAL SERVICE:

a confidential, and non-judgmental 24/7 crisis line for people who need a listening ear, information, referral resources, or crisis mental health intervention because we envision all people having access to resources that help them to cope or solve their problems. 800-462-5525

 


PROMOTING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH

Click link to view a YouTube clip, Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours

Click link to view a YouTube clip, A Very Happy Brain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZZ0zpUQhBQ&feature=youtu.be

Click link to view a YouTube clip, Three Parts of Your Brain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CpRY9-MIHA

Click link to view a YouTube clip, How Brains are Built

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+brains+are+built&view=detail&mid=C70D0CD6D59F3CF90B4AC70D0CD6D59F3CF90B4A&FORM=VIRE&adlt=strict

 


 

MINDFULNESS

Click to read an online articles on mindfulness

http://www.mindful.org/building-resilience-shift-mental-gears/?utm_content=bufferf2859&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://www.mindful.org/uncovering-happiness-excerpt/

 


 

TED TALK ON THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY

with Brené Brown. Click here http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

 


 

7 TIPS TO BUILD RESILIENCY

Click to download PDF building_resiliency_flyer