I'm sorry this isn't a video blog, but my house is getting new windows and it's 90 degrees ( feels like 120 with the humidity) and I'm self conscious enough, thank you.
But there are many experts that we need to be listening to and one of them is Nadine Burke. In this widely popular TED talk, Dr. Burke a pediatrician and public health expert, describes the staggering "big picture" of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). She represents just one of the professional domains who are quickly coming on board with the trauma-informed movement.
ACEs and the Trauma informed movement is not a fad. It is a paradigm shift in the way we address the toxic environments our children are being raised in. This is a national scientific, child centered paradigm shift, not something we need the from the American Psychological Association (who didn't discuss our petition at their board meeting). This movement dwarfs our petition and the APA.
Targeted parents are the perfect ambassadors to carry this movement into every community in America. We are trauma survivors(or recovering) and soon to be trauma informed. As a brief and powerful introduction to the mission that awaits us, please watch "How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Children Over Their Lifespan". And as you do, keep in mind that our children have ACE scores of 7-8+: highlighting for everyone to see, that our children are at the GREATEST RISK for mental health and physical problems.
We are working hard on developing the very best presentation for targeted parents to take into their children's school system. Partnering with educators is the fastest way to move this battleship. While the APA is "discussing" what to do, we will be doing it.
They can lead, follow or get out of our way.
(did I say that out loud?)