Breakthroughs from the ACES study

Breakthroughs from the ACES study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) on how brain development occurs and the impacts of trauma on health and social skills have led to innovative and highly effective “trauma-informed” approaches in education, human services, public safety and workforce development. Southern Oregon Success is committed to making Southern Oregon a “trauma-informed region.
There are several FREE events in Josephine and Jackson counties this month. Come get informed and help “Build Self-Healing Community”.

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Free community screenings of the award-winning documentary, “Resilience”: presented by Southern OREGON SUCCESS & ALLCARE
Phoenix High School Theatre, 745 N Rose Street, Tuesday, November 7, 6 pm
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, corner of NE 8th & Olive Streets, Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 pm
The Southern Oregon ACEs Training Team has presented over 160 training sessions to over 7000 people in Jackson & Josephine counties since May of 2016. For this month, the team is offering free open training sessions for the general public and all agencies, schools and organizations:
In Grants Pass: Monday, November 13, 6 pm to 7:45 pm, Riverside Elementary School, 1200 SE Harvey Drive
In Medford: Tuesday, November 14, 1 pm to 3 pm, Human Services Building, 140 S. Holly
LA CLINICA PRESENTS: 10 Steps to an Authentic Life: Building Resiliency in a Changing World
A Wings Community Event- Free to staff & the public
Presented by Sherrie Frank, Wings Director and Seminar Facilitator
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:00-9:00pm, Hannon Library, SOU
Register online on the Wings website at
A Self-Healing Community Initiative over the past decade in Cowlitz County, Washington has resulted in:
Births to teen mothers going down 62% and infant mortality going down 43%;
Youth suicide and suicide attempts going down 98%;
Youth arrests for violent crime dropping by 53%;
High school dropout rates decreasing by 47%;
And similar results have been seen in other counties. We’re not re-creating the wheel, we’re building Self-Healing, high-capacity counties in Southern Oregon. With financial support from our three local Coordinated Care Organizations, AllCare, Jackson Care Connect and Primary Health, the Self-Healing Community Initiative is providing trauma-informed training sessions and events at no cost to schools, agencies, businesses and community groups.
We’re also working to support innovative new programs in the Phoenix/Talent and Grants Pass School Districts that will serve as model programs for other districts across our region and across the state.
Southern Oregon Success is the through-line between the programs on trauma-informed approaches taking place in the community, in our schools, in our county agencies and our local non-profits. find out more at

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