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How You Can Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences

This post is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All opinions are my own. Over the last 18 months, I have shared my experiences with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and ways we can prevent them. It’s been quite a …

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Giving the Gift of You to Those Who Need it Most

This post is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.All opinions are my own. “Let’s take a walk, Michelle.” Those were words that I could always count on at almost every family gathering. My favorite (shh! don’t tell the others) …

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The Importance of Positive Childhood Experiences

This post is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All opinions are my own. Throughout my life I have been blessed to have some wonderful individuals around me. They have provided safe and nurturing spaces for me to heal, …

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Communicating With Your Support System

This post is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All opinions are my own. I recently did a Facebook Live discussing the importance of having a support system. The times we are in are difficult for many of us. …

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The Importance of Letting Others In

Disclosure: This article on letting others in is a compensated collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I recently shared in group therapy that I felt like I was spending my entire adulthood recuperating from experiences in my childhood. I can pinpoint specific …

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