STOP the CYCLE
TOGETHER

Based on the Book:

THANK GOD I DIED

By Jane A. Chandler 

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ACE Study and ACEs CONNECTION

The MOST IMPORTANT STUDY you've probably never heard of.

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


ACEs include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical neglect
  • Emotional neglect
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Mother treated violently
  • Substance misuse within household
  • Household mental illness
  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Incarcerated household member


Since original ACE Study more continue to be identitified: 

  • Racism
  • Bullying
  • Living in an unsafe neighborhood,
  • Witnessing violence outside the home 
  • Involvement with foster care system
  • Homelessness
  • Natural Disaster



ACEs CONNECTION
Join the movement to prevent ACEs, heal trauma & build resilience

PRINCIPALS OF TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

  • Understanding Trauma and Its Impact
  • Promoting Safety
  • Ensuring Cultural Competence
  • Supporting Consumer Control, Choice and Autonomy
  • Sharing Power and Governance
  • Integrating Care
  • Healing Happens in Relationships
  • Recovery is Possible

ACEs coNNECTION

CHILD ABUSE / TRAUMA and LATER LIFE HEALTH

STATISTICS

  • 1 out of 4 children suffer childhood abuse / trauma (CDC.gov) 
  • 1.25 million children suffer adverse childhood experience /neglect in the United States each year. (NIH.gov &  genome.gov


  • Only 770 thousand cases are reported. (CDC.gov) 


PTSD

  • A predominant diagnosis is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


  • PTSD results in intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. The hallmark for PTSD is anxiety.


EPIGENETIC STRESS

  • Child abuse literally alters children's genes, damaging their protective ends.


  • Increased risk of obesity,  autoimmune disorders, heart and lung disease and cancer and more.


  •  Increase in depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, high-risk behaviors and violence. (NIH.gov &  genome.gov

ECONOMIC IMPACT


CDC Reports the United States spends:


  • $201 Thousand dollars annually over the lifetime for each child abused.


  • Total lifetime costs associated with just one year of confirmed cases is A $124 BILLION DOLLARS!


  • $124 Billion dollars covers lost worker productivity, health care, special education, child welfare expense and criminal justice costs.


SUPPORTING RESEARCH STUDIES

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)  Study by Kaiser Permanente and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


  • Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study 

INTERVENTION

 IT’S NOT ALL BAD NEWS!!!! 


  • Early intervention results in dramatic outcomes for children.


  • Adult survivors CAN heal and even mitigate the physical and emotional damage. 


  • Prevention costs 96-98% less than cost of treatment after the abuse occurs.(Michigan.gov)

HOW CAN TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS BECOME TRAUMA RESPONSIVE?

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STOP THE CYCLE

Thank God I Died, A Memoir, by author  Jane A. Chandler

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.  

INSPIRATIONAL and EDUCATIONAL

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.  


TESTIMONIALS

  ... 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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The TOGETHER Movement - JOIN US!

How can you join the TOGETHER Movement?

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.


STOP THE CYCLE

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse:  323-552-6150     


National Child Abuse Hotline: Hotline: 

1-800-4ACHILD  


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 

1-800-273-8255  

IF YOU SUSPECT ABUSE

  • Contact your local child protective services or law enforcement .


  • Provide specific concerns and observations.


  • Provide child's name, street address and DOB if you know it.


  • You can report anonymously but having your contact info can be helpful.


SPEAKING EVENTS

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MOTIVATIONAL

Together, our past experiences have the potential to strengthen our inner selves and open our minds to meet new ventures. 


  • You are not alone.  We are survivors.
  • Learn about some of the many ways to heal - counseling, group support, meditation, EMDR (so many more)
  • Resilience can be learned one minute at a time.

 “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 


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EDUCATIONAL

STOP THE CYCLE of child abuse / traumaTOGETHER.

  • How can you help in simple, effective ways?
  • What are the costs to the child and to our economy and how can we change that?

Jane will speak to any organization:

  • professional groups
  • K-12 schools and colleges
  • places of worship
  • Kiwanis, Zonta and other service clubs 
  • radio stations
  • book clubs


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TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITIES

TRAUMA  …...  Aware --> Sensitive -> Responsive -> Informed


JOIN ACEs CONNECTION  (click button below)


ACEs Connection is a social network that: 

  • supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement, to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and 
  • promotes trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and to develop resilience instead of traumatizing already traumatized people. (ACEsConnection.com)




 

ACEs CONNECTION

Contact Jane

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Jane Chandler author of THANK GOD I DIED

Denver, Colorado, United States

(303) 902-1006

Hours

Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm MST