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Adverse Childhood Experiences

An Overview from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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This interactive resource from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an overview of the research around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

It highlights the importance of prevention and trauma-informed approaches in order to create communities where children and youth can be free from harm and thrive.

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Society of Asylum Medicine

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The Society of Asylum Medicine (SAM) provides resources for and promotes community and interaction among professionals who work with individuals seeking asylum. 

Asylum medicine is a field of healthcare professionals who conduct medical and mental health forensic evaluations of asylum seekers.

SAM’s goal is to promote community, scholarship, and advocacy among those involved in asylum medicine.

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How to Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Conflict, violence, persecution, and environmental degradation have driven up internal and external displacement all around the world. More than 80 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide.

In this short presentation by Phoenix Zones Initiative CEO Dr. Hope Ferdowsian, find out why people are forced to migrate from their homes, the many challenges they face, and ways that healthcare workers and other professionals can help refugees and asylum seekers.

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Effective Advocacy: A Toolkit to Support Advocates Working for Systems Change

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Effective advocacy addresses the deep roots of social and environmental injustice in ways that transform our systems and institutions so that everyone can rise and thrive. Explore Phoenix Zones Initiative’s toolkit to help you engage in meaningful change for people, animals, and the planet.

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Advancing Medical Research Ethics: A Belmont Report for Animals

Date: January 20, 2021
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The Belmont Report established key ethical principles to which human research should adhere, including special protections for vulnerable populations. What if we were to apply the Belmont principles to animals?

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How to Submit Comments on Public Regulations

Date: November 6, 2020
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Interested in submitting a public comment on federal regulations? Learn how here.

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