Saturday, June 4, 2016.  OK.  Now one MORE post for today and I can drop my pen for the evening.  (Yes, I did have a bit of a backlog!)

Here is an outstanding free resource online for ANYONE involved with ACEs related concerns.  Any of us with high ACE scores are in the lifelong process of providing care for our self, so I see this tooklit as OUR toolkit, as well as a toolkit for those working or living with other people of any age who have a severe trauma history.

I sincerely and with deepest gratitude thank these  public health nurses in Spokane, Washington — Melissa Charbonneau, Peggy Slider and Rhonda Crooker — for their fantastic work in the creation of this toolkit that will help so many people!

There is a link in this short article (presented below in this post) by Jane Stevens to download the 178 page free toolkit — 1*2*3 Care  —

Public health nurses awarded for “1-2-3 Care Toolkit, a Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers of Children”

“Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed a 178-page toolkit — 1*2*3 Care — for caregivers of children. They define caregivers as parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and others who care for children daily.

“They describe the toolkit as supporting caregivers on their journey towards “trauma sensitivity”.

“The toolkit can be downloaded as a whole, or individual topics can be downloaded separately. The toolkit also includes handouts for caregivers.

“The topics include:

  • The Brain — Stress and early brain development, understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and accompanying parent handouts.
  • Resilience
  • Attachment
  • Cues
  • Emotions
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Behavior
  • Discipline
  • Repair
  • Self-Care
  • Military Families “


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Story Without Words:  How Did Child Abuse Break My Mother?

It lists for $2.99 and can be read by Amazon Prime customers without charge.  A daring book – for daring readers – about a really tough subject.


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