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ACEs Trauma and Response

ON AIR: TWCable’s ‘Breaking the Cycle’

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On Monday, November 23rd, Time Warner Cable News (Cable Channel 9), the Capital Region’s 24-hour news station started to air ‘Breaking the Cycle,’ a three-part series featuring Albany’s LaSalle School and its approach to the study of brain science and informed clinical treatment. Part Two of the ‘Breaking the Cycle’ series is airing on Tuesday, November 24th and features two young men who are exceling in the LaSalle, Albany program. The second segment focuses on how LaSalle has helped…

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TWCable Part 3: Teaching the Parents

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There are about 150 students at the LaSalle School in Albany, a residential treatment center for troubled boys. Almost all of them have experienced serious childhood trauma, and then acted out because of it. In parts one and two of Breaking the Cycle, Katie Eastman explained how LaSalle changed the question for these boys from “What did you do?” to “What happened to you?” Now (in Part 3 of the Breaking the Cycle series), they’re…

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TWCable Part 2: LaSalle youth look to bright futures

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Part two of Breaking the Cycle introduces you to two young men who are well into moving on from their past. One is a graduate of the LaSalle School, the other still has a couple years left. Katie Eastman explains how the LaSalle School helped these young men find another side of themselves.  ALBANY, N.Y. — When you walk into Mike Falzano’s music classroom at the LaSalle School, there’s a chance you’ll hear a bluesy…

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TWCable Part 1: Two LaSalle staff discuss brain trauma

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In part one of the series Breaking the Cycle, reporter Katie Eastman explains the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and why it’s important to a local school. ALBANY, N.Y. — Inside brick walls along Western Avenue in Albany, there’s a movement — one that asks a different question. Instead of what did you do, this movement asks: What happened to you? “Have you ever lost a parent to death or incarceration? Have you ever been hit slapped…

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2016 ACEs Symposium details becoming available

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The Third Annual Capital District Symposium on Adverse Childhood Experience(s), Trauma, and Response will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at the University at Albany’s Performing Arts Center (uptown campus) in Albany, NY. This year’s symposium will have Melissa T. Merrick, Ph.D as a keynote speaker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The topic will be the CDC’s growing public position and statistics on adverse childhood experiences and the impact on health and…

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First MARC meeting: We’re all in ACE resilience together

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On November 8th and 9th, representatives from all 14 localities selected for Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) met in Philadelphia, PA to meet and network with one another. Their goal was also to share their efforts for all those who have suffered from adverse childhood experiences including senior citizens, the disabled and those fighting chronic illness, and youth and families at risk. Representing the HEARTS initiative was MARC Project Leader University at Albany’s Heather Larkin,…

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MARC to have statewide implications for trauma

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With the emergence of a new national learning collaborative called Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC), there will be statewide implications at community and local levels for brain science research. The University at Albany’s collaborative network – Healthy Environments And Relationships That Support, commonly known as HEARTS received a $300,000 grant award to participate in MARC. HEARTS (Healthy Environments And Relationships That Support) is one of 14 networks of nonprofits and health caring organizations chosen to be a MARC…

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HEARTS one of 14 MARC localities – Who are the others?

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In an October 29th press release, the Health Federation of Philadelphia announced the 14 localities that would join the new initiative called Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC), including the University at Albany’s HEARTS network of 15 nonprofit and health caring organizations. Healthy Environments And Relationships That Support (HEARTS) received a $300,000 grant award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of the 14 networks chosen to participate in the $4.8 million MARC national…

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HEARTS receipt of MARC grant to impact LaSalle

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The abilities that the University at Albany’s 15-member collaborative called HEARTS will have to expand its work based in practices directly related to groundbreaking discoveries in the areas of neurology and brain science skyrocketed with UAlbany’s announcement of a $300,000 grant award. LaSalle School, Albany is a key HEARTS member and provider of services to youth and families. Healthy Environments And Relationships That Support – HEARTS – is a collaborative network of 15 nonprofit agencies and health…

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The time is ripe for a ‘Change in Mind’

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As LaSalle joins their U.S. and Canadian peer sites to in August 2015 kick off the ‘Change in Mind’ initiative in Chicago, the Alliance for Stronger Families and Communities announced the Chronicle of Social Change’s support for the project and more about the ‘Change in Mind’ director and her vision for nonprofit service providers to take a leading role in encouraging adoption of trauma-informed practices in their communities. “From my experience in Wisconsin, the priorities that legislators…

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