May 19, 2021general
How to Save a Life by Sitting Down
"How to Save a Life by Sitting Down," a blog post written by David Bartley. David is a speaker, storyteller and trainer who sheds light on the issue of mental illness.
February 15, 2021general
Community Alternatives and Resistance to Disruptive Systems that Harm Black Families
October 28, 2020general
Managing Post-Election Stress
A recent Psychiatric Times article titled “Presidential Election Anxiety and the Role of Psychiatry,” by H. Steven Moffic, MD, discussed how the factors that contribute to today’s environmental traumas (e.g., the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, climate instability, physician burnout, an endless war on terrorism, returning to the classroom (or not), and racism, among other societal and personal stressors) can foster election anxiety. An excerpt from his description of election anxiety polls is provided below, detailing the impact on specific populations facing vulnerable circumstances, followed by a resource on how to deal with election stress that may help you and/or your staff address these very real experiences through a trauma-informed lens.
October 21, 2020general
3 Benefits of Utilizing the Trauma-Informed Approach in Health Care Settings
As health care providers become increasingly aware of trauma’s contribution to negative health outcomes, there is a growing consensus of professionals who recognize the importance of utilizing trauma-informed approaches in health care settings.
October 14, 2020general
Reflections of ACEs Awareness from Provider Listening Sessions
Recently, the Catalyst Center hosted regional listening sessions throughout the state of California, convening partners from a variety of sectors such as healthcare, social services, and behavioral health. The listening sessions provided richopportunities for professionals with differing experiences to come together to discuss strengths and barriers of facilitating cross-sector partnerships in the treatment and prevention of ACEs in their communities of practice. The following are three key takeaways from these powerful sessions:
September 4, 2020general
The Potential Power of Cross-Sector Collaborations to Impact Prevention Outcomes
Systems for Action recently hosted a webinar to introduce a new study-in-progress to test an innovative model for preventing child maltreatment and adverse child experiences (ACEs) by aligning health and social services for vulnerable families in St. Louis.