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The ABCs of ACEs #InsideOut

April 18, 2016
Underlying the buzzwords “social emotional health” and “trauma-informed care” is some astounding new knowledge that will knock your socks off if you haven’t heard about it. And once you grok it, it will change your entire outlook on why humans behave the way they do, including kids. This new...
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Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities: Creating a just, healthy and resilient world

April 18, 2016
Community networks organized around ACEs and resilience, like those participating in MARC, provide a ready vehicle for concerned moms (and non-moms) to join the movement to end childhood trauma and to create a just, healthy and resilient world.
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Who helps the helper? #InsideOut: Why attending to Secondary Traumatic Stress is an imperative for Early Learning Programs

April 18, 2016
“Who helps the helper?” In a new documentary, Portraits of Professional Caregivers: Their Passion and their Pain , this poignant question is posed by an early childhood educator. Over the last decade a plethora of research has emerged demonstrating that exposure to trauma and violence in early...
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Navigating Identity and Family in a Climate of Islamophobia

April 4, 2016
The climate of Islamophobia in this country is causing American Muslims great anxiety. Children are bullied for being Muslim (or for ‘looking’ Muslim), mosques are set on fire and vandalized , presidential candidates call for ‘Muslim neighborhoods’ to be patrolled , women are told to take their...
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Teaching my passion

March 29, 2016
My name is Fahmeeda Hassan. I am an African American Muslim educator. I have served in the field of education for 30 years in many different capacities. I have been vice principal, lead teacher, senior teacher, department chair, classroom teacher, mentor teacher, consultant, tutor, curriculum...
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My Dear Muslim Son

March 29, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in . Dear Son, You are ten and we haven't had the talk yet. I don't mean the talk about puberty or sex ed, that we have been doing since you were little. Rather the talk that many Muslim mothers dread having with their growing sons. Your Baba is...
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#NeverForget: My Son’s 9/11 Homework Project | Remembering What They Want Us to Forget

March 29, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in Yesterday my son brought home a school project on 9/11 and he couldn't understand why I snapped at him—' #NeverForget ' is not just a slogan. Today I apologized to him for not giving him an interview about where I was and what are my worst...
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Coming from peace: An open letter to Donald Trump

March 29, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in World Without Hate . Dear Mr. Trump, I am an American Muslim. I deplore the acts of violence and hatred that are wrongly performed in the name of my religion. I denounce the actions of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and all terrorist organizations. They do not represent me or...
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3 Myths About Halal Food

March 29, 2016
Note from author : O ne of the reasons I wrote this post was to dispel myths about Muslims since halal is our dietary guideline and the myths or untruths negatively impact the way people view us and perpetuate stereotypes about us. -Yvonne Maffei, My Halal Kitchen It’s not too often that I receive...
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UPDATED: Celebrating the Contributions of Muslim Families in the United States: MomsRising Blog Carnival

March 25, 2016
I welcome you to read the below blog posts by Muslim writers and allies, leave a comment or two in support and share on your social media channels. Such an act may appear mild in today’s political climate, but it lifts us all. I've been fortunate to be a part of this community with incredible people who are doing much needed work on healing our nation through social justice work. The humility and humanity of this community is the human story that I believe will prevail.
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