White House Thurs Call Invite + Resources–Preventing and Addressing Childhood Trauma

Friends – Each week, our resource email brings together key information to share with faith and community leaders.  We hope it provides you with resources in continuing to better serve individuals, families and communities.

We invite you to join us for this week’s White House Faith and Community Engagement Call, taking place at 12pm ET on Thursday, October 7th. RSVP here to attend.

Thank you, and we hope to see you Thursday.

Announcing Partnership Deep Dives
The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships seeks to better serve people in need through partnerships with civil society.  To that end, we are launching a series of “Partnerships Deep Dives” webinars that will explore a specific pressing challenge in-depth, and ways partnerships can address such challenges. 

The first Partnerships Deep Dive webinar will focus on Safety, Security and Partnership Engagement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  This one-hour online event will showcase multiple ways for faith and neighborhood organizations to enhance the safety and security of their institutions and communities by partnering with the Department of Homeland Security, which includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA. 

Join the White House Partnerships Office and DHS/FEMA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships on October 19 at 2 pm ET to learn more.  Register here.

HHS Webinar Series: Engaging Faith and Community Partners in Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 
These webinars support faith and community leaders addressing the prevention and mitigation of ACEs and their possible impact, including substance use disorders (SUDs), suicide, and other health risks. Join both webinars to hear from experts about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their potential consequences. This two-part series is co-hosted by the HHS Partnership Center and American Muslim Health Professionals with participation from CDC Injury Center, Boys & Girls Club of America, and Jewish Family & Community Services. Register for the Series here

Part 1: Talking about ACEs: Preventing and Addressing Childhood Trauma
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EDT.  
Faith and community organizations are well positioned to increase protective factors for children and young adults. Many are able to support families and a strong start for children, promote social norms that protect against violence and adversity, connect youths to caring adults and activities, and intervene to lessen immediate and long-term harms.  Part 1 of this webinar series will increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and their long-term harms.

Part 2: Preventing and Addressing Childhood Trauma with Faith and Community Partners
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12:00 p.m. EST.   
Join Part 2 to hear examples of how faith and community groups are integrating prevention of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) into their programing and community efforts.  Learn the specific evidence-based practices and strategies that have been identified to reduce these events and reduce the severity of the harms associated with them.

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