WATCH: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Timeline

WATCH: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Timeline

One exposure dramatically increases the risk for 7 out of 10 leading causes of death in the United States. This threat is childhood trauma. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; physical or emotional neglect; parental mental illness, substance dependence, INCARCERATION; parental separation or divorce; or domestic violence. These early adversities actually affect the developing brains & bodies of children, altering the brain's physical chemistry, & its…

Expert Opinions: Victims of crime and reformers should work together on criminal justice reform

Expert Opinions: Victims of crime and reformers should work together on criminal justice reform

Every single person impacted by crime deserves a seat at the circle. They are the most qualified in terms of true experience to lead conversations around reform. They know what our communities need and we need to support. "86 percent of victims believe that programs providing rehabilitation and drug and mental health treatment for people already in the justice system should receive more funding." We are here to…

Listen to Ear Hustle's episode on restorative justice

Listen to Ear Hustle's episode on restorative justice

Sex trafficking crimes are hard to talk about. In this episode, Sara and LA share their different experiences of being “in the life,” at the same time demonstrating the difficult, yet important work of restorative justice. Please listen to the latest Ear Hustle featuring our friend Sara Kruzan here. and support Sara's work here…

Biting the Bullet: A Systematic Review on Gun Violence in the United States

Biting the Bullet: A Systematic Review on Gun Violence in the United States

The Smoking Gun Every day in the United States, an average of 96 human lives end at the barrel of a gun. [1] In fear, in anger, in self-defense, or all of the above, people are being taken away from their loved ones without the possibility of return in split-seconds of impulsivity and disconnect. The blowback shocks our communities and we begin to cope, addressing visible wounds as our society…