PA Office of Advocacy and Reform, PA Attorney General’s Office Team Up to Launch PA Trauma-Informed Network

first_img Press Release,  Public Health As a companion to the Trauma-Informed PA plan released last week by Governor Tom Wolf’s Office to guide the commonwealth and service providers statewide on what it means to be trauma-informed and healing-centered in PA, the Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR) and the PA Attorney General’s Office have worked with over a dozen community-based ACEs and trauma initiatives to launch the “PA Trauma-Informed Network” on the ACEs Connection Platform.“There was a clear emphasis on building grass roots support and empowering people at the local level among the PA Trauma-Informed Think Tank members that mirrored my experiences with successful anti-poverty work over the years,” said Dan Jurman, the Executive Director of OAR. “When we saw what the Attorney General’s office had been working on, it was a no brainer to throw our support behind the great work.”The Network is one of the recommendations in the Trauma-Informed PA plan to connect ACEs and trauma-informed coalitions and movements in counties and communities across Pennsylvania, as well as organizations and individuals interested in building them.The Network will help connect all of Pennsylvania’s existing and future trauma-informed coalitions by sharing best-practices and lessons learned, and the resources to help people heal from and prevent trauma. The work on this initiative began in 2017 with the Attorney General’s Office under the leadership of Attorney General Josh Shapiro with the assistance of Robert Reed, Executive Deputy Attorney General in charge of Special Initiatives, and was reinforced by the Trauma-Informed PA Think Tank and OAR this summer.“This network will serve as an invaluable tool to bolster existing trauma-informed coalitions and create new ones with a more well-rounded representation of all parties crucial to success including education, health, human services, law enforcement and criminal justice, among others,” said Reed.Current counties/localities whose ACEs and trauma initiatives have linked to the PA Trauma-Informed Network page include:ChesterDelawareErieCrawfordCumberland, Franklin, and Perry (South Central PA)LancasterLehigh, Northampton and Carbon (Lehigh Valley)Montgomery County (Pottstown)PhiladelphiaIndividuals or organizations interested in learning more or building their own initiative to connect to the network should go to https://www.acesconnection.com/g/pennsylvania-trauma-informed-network August 03, 2020 PA Office of Advocacy and Reform, PA Attorney General’s Office Team Up to Launch PA Trauma-Informed Networkcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

EURO 2016 Qualifiers: With Rooney injured, Walcott eyes England striker role

first_imgArsenal’s Theo Walcott is hoping to lead the line for England if Wayne Rooney does not recover from an ankle injury in time to face Estonia at Wembley on Friday.The Manchester United and England captain is a major doubt for the Euro 2016 qualifier after missing two training sessions, with England manager Roy Hodgson reportedly set to name Gary Cahill skipper if Rooney misses the game.Hodgson has used Walcott mostly on the right for England, but the 26-year-old has impressed in a central role for his club this season and has admitted that is where he wants to play for the national team as well.”I know everyone would like to see me up front,” Walcott told reporters before the Estonia game.”Playing there for England, that’s what I want to do.”England qualified for next year’s finals in France with a 6-0 victory in San Marino on Sept. 5 and have won all eight of their qualifiers so far. Walcott, who grabbed a brace in the San Marino game and has 12 goals in his last 14 Premier League starts, revealed that his improved form was down to advice from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and former team mate Thierry Henry, who is back at the club in a coaching role.”He (Wenger) asked if I could be more aggressive on the pitch,” Walcott said.”I actually said (to Wenger), ‘Do you want me to start kicking people?’ That was my first reaction. He said, ‘No, I’m not saying that.'”Again he wanted me to be more aggressive in terms of running at players, closing them down, tracking back, being there and in their faces,” Walcott added.The striker also said Henry has been a key factor in his improvement. “I have been chatting to him on a personal level behind the scenes as well to learn things from him,” Walcott said.”It is a great tool to have in the locker … I’ve had quite a few words with him about some of the games I’ve played.”He has just given me his analysis and if I’ve needed to ask him some questions about it, he’s always there,” he added.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more