Ending the Cycle: Becoming a Trauma-Sensitive Community

Whether you've experienced trauma in your childhood or not (45% of us have) , we all have a tremendous opportunity to stop cycles of trauma and provide healing for both adults and kids. Christine Beck (RN, BSN) showed us how ACEs ("adverse childhood experiences" which are traumatic events) can have negative, lasting effects on physical and mental health far into adulthood. One part of growing in empathy and compassion for each other (in any circle we’re in) is to understand how each other’s childhoods affect our current lives. For those who have experienced more than one ACE, there is hope and a solution: stable, safe relationships. And we can all participate in the work of relationships.