Based on the Book:
THANK GOD I DIED
By Jane A. Chandler
CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
> One of largest investigations of childhood abuse /neglect/ trauma and later-life health
> Initially began at in mid 1990s (continues today)
> Over 17,000 HMO members from Southern California receiving physical exams completed confidential surveys regarding their childhood experiences and current health status and behaviors.
> Findings: Increased ACEs directly correlates to increased morbidity and mortality
Since original ACE Study more continue to be identitified:
PRINCIPALS OF TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
CDC Reports the United States spends:
IT’S NOT ALL BAD NEWS!!!!
Thank God I Died is an extraordinary memoir about the resilience of a child who suffered unimaginable acts of evil, only to be saved by the power of love through her death.
Today, a successful, engaging woman, Jane tells her story with straight-forward honesty and even humor. Her goal is to STOP THE CYCLE of abuse through awareness and education.
Jane, a face of a survivor, shares her remarkable story of how to move on in the midst of uncertainty, sadness, and fear by choosing life.
Against all odds, learn skills to persevere under overwhelming pressure and challenge. The CDC reports that at least one in four children have experienced child neglect or abuse, including physical, emotional, and sexual at some point in their lives.
Jane speaks at fundraisers, educational conferences and motivational seminars, and shares how to move forward in the midst of uncertainty, sadness, and fear to STOP THE CYCLE.
... THANK GOD I DIED ....gritty and real
Jane's experiences represent true resilience... and her story personalizes a too-often hidden reality of darkness, shadow and shame that corrupts and interrupts innocence, leaving only self-blame and confusion.
... but her story shines a bright light, as a beacon of hope and possibility towards the path of resiliency for others to follow. ... and demonstrates that victimization doesn't have to define you but rather presents a narrative that allows you to define yourself.
Scott M. Snow
Director, Crisis Services Division
Denver Police Department
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FIRST learn more about the ACE Study by clicking on the link to the right
SECOND embrace opportunities to work TOGETHER with leaders and board members of schools and other organizations to first assess where they lie on the continuum of being TRAUMA AWARE, TRAUMA SENSITIVE, TRAUMA RESPONSIVE, TRAUMA INFORMED begin growing a TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY.
THIRD support nonprofit organizations committed to helping kids and their families navigate trauma through creative "FUN"draising .
You can join us by:
Inviting Jane to speak to your group about ACEs, Trauma and Resiliency.
Healing the effects of trauma - ask Jane to teach RESILIENCY through proven Mindfulness Techniques in schools, places of worship and your workplace.
Start a small TOGETHER Movement at your place of work, worship, school or social gathering with Jane's help.
Through shared vision and purposeful action, we will witness a transformation from the silence and shame surrounding child abuse / trauma to a new culture of empathy, healing and prevention.
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: 323-552-6150
National Child Abuse Hotline: Hotline:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Together, our past experiences have the potential to strengthen our inner selves and open our minds to meet new ventures.
“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.” – Stephen Hawking
STOP THE CYCLE of child abuse / traumaTOGETHER.
Jane will speak to any organization:
TRAUMA …... Aware --> Sensitive -> Responsive -> Informed
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ACEs Connection is a social network that: