Vermont, Mass Authorities Seeking Actor Ezra Miller

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STAMFORD, Vt. — Another family has filed a protection order against actor Ezra Miller, this time in Greenfield (Mass.) District Court. 
 
Miller, who owns a home in Stamford, had a protection order issued against them from Standing Rock Sioux tribal court earlier this month.
 
According to NBC News, the order of protection granted last week was made after the Massachusetts family "grew suspicious" of the actor's relationship with their 12-year-old child. Miller had reportedly offered to buy the child expensive gifts after first making the family's acquaintance in February. The allegations also include Miller showing up in a bullet-proof vest and displaying a gun, "pestering" the child and engaging in "grooming" behavior, as stated in the Daily Beast, which first broke the story.
 
The 29-year-old Miller catapulted to prominence after starring in the latest Harry Potter film series "Fantastic Beasts" and as the speedy hero Flash in "Justice League" and upcoming "The Flash."
 
But in the past several months, they have had several tussles with the law, including arrests in Hawaii for assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. 
 
The Standing Rock Sioux interim order was issued at the behest of attorney Chase Iron Eyes, who says his child, Tokata, now 19, is in an abusive relationship with Miller. Iron Eyes said in the NBC News report that Miller has known the family since 2012 when they attended a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
 
According to several media reports, the order accuses Miller of having a "cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling behavior" over Tokata.
 
Tokata Iron Eyes, who like Miller identifies as nonbinary, reportedly dropped out of Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., at 18 and moved in with Miller. 
 
Last week, Tokata used their Instagram account to claim their parents were using ceremony and religious teachings to guilt them in to returning to a "dysfunctional" home. "Ezra is innocent," they wrote.
 
"It's really distressing that the narrative of the 'victim' in question is not being granted trust," they also said in a video. "I'd like to say it's nobody's business and nobody is owed a story or an outcome ... this is my life, these are my decisions and I'm disappointed in my parents and the press in every way."
 
They acknowledged that they did not have their own phone but denied that anyone else was using their account. 
 
According to NBC News, the Bennington County Sheriff's Department has attempted to serve Tokata an order from Standing Rock calling for a substance abuse and mental health evaluation. 
 
Miller had reportedly deleted their Instagram that some saw as mocking authorities for not being to find them and serve them with the orders. 
 
The actor has been seen locally within the past two weeks. 
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SVMC Celebrates Accredited Nursing Residency Graduates

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), graduated eight nurses from its Transition-to-Practice Nurse Residency Program. 
 
The program is the first program in the state and one of only 208 in the United States to have received accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Practice Transition Accreditation Program for nurses working in the medical-surgical, women's and children's, and emergency departments. Accreditation for the intensive care unit is expected to be obtained later this year. Current students in the program joined the graduates in celebrating their completion.
 
The year-long program is completed during the students' first year of employment and as they serve in nursing roles across the organization. Monthly meetings connect RNs with nurse educators, leaders, and skilled preceptors for mentorship. They incorporate clinical skills assessments and hone the interpersonal and organizational skills needed to coordinate care with a team of health care providers on the job. Topics for group sessions include communication, leadership, inter-professional teamwork, evidence-based practice, and ethics. Skill sessions provided new graduate nurses opportunities to gain confidence in the hands-on aspects of their work.
 
"We are very proud of these distinguished graduates,"  said Pamela Duchene, PhD, APRN, the chief nursing officer and vice president for Patient Care Services at SVMC. "Each of them is prepared for a long and successful career in the field of nursing."
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