Communities

We share ideas, information and stories about mitigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences in the K-12 environment. 
What does it mean to be an ACEs-, trauma-informed, and resilience-building parent/caregiver? And to be a parent with ACEs? What do parent education, training, and support services look like through this lens and how can they reach the largest number of parents/caregivers?
Resources, posts, discussions, chats about national efforts to build a trauma-informed, resilience-building nation.
In the ACEs Connection Network Resources Center, you'll find lists of basic resources such as ACE surveys (original and expanded), resilience surveys, and ACEs science presentations you can download. If you have suggestions for other resources, add them to the comments section of the resource.
Here's a place where you can review books, educational dvds and documentaries that relate to ACE concepts or trauma-informed practices. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela
Philadelphia ACEs Connection explores issues related to adversity, trauma and resilience in the Philadelphia region. We are advocates, concerned citizens and professionals who share information and develop practical solutions, to support Philadelphia becoming a trauma-informed city. www.PhiladelphiaACEs.org
We're educating people in Yolo County, CA, about ACEs. Our intent is that everyone in Yolo County integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into their work, family, community and individual lives.
This is the online platform for our ACEs, trauma-informed, and resilience-building movement. It is a call to action- a place to work collaboratively across sectors and communities, to transform our county to one of hope, healing, and resilience for all. It is based on the socio-ecological model, collective impact strategies, and resident-driven approaches to prevention, intervention, and advocacy.
The State ACEs Action is the go-to location for ACEs activities in U.S. states.
We build human resilience in the face of the encroaching individual, family and community stresses of climate change.
We advocate for the bio/psycho/social well being of foster children. We recognize, acknowledge and validate the trauma endured by children placed in foster care. We embrace the capacity of healing and ultimate recovery for foster children with family, community and professional support.
Connecting and informing the faith community how to integrate ACE concepts into the faith-based community.
A group with the goal to reduce ACEs and advance trauma-informed initiatives in Native American communities.
“We have the capacity, within ourselves, to create better health," writes Donna Jackson Nakazawa. We can improve our health no matter what our ACE score. Learn resilience practices that reduce stress hormones in our bodies & brains. Understand how pain, shame & trauma make self-healing harder. Explore research & resources. Share stories, struggles & successes. Practice resilience.

Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

We're educating people in Sacramento County, CA, about ACEs and the effects of toxic stress. Our intent is that everyone in Sacramento County integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into their work, family, community and individual lives.
A group of practitioners, healers, policy advocates and all other people committed to making California a place that is healthy and safe for everyone.
Join in conversations inspired by Donna Jackson Nakazawa's book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal. We'll chat about the latest research on how ACEs can affect our health, happiness, and relationships; vent a little; and brainstorm our best ideas for resiliency and healing.
Identify and promote practices that build child caregiver capabilities and improve child outcomes including: the impact of childcare business decisions; building child caregiver skills and resilience; child caregiver turnover; child caregiver ACE histories and healthy boundaries in the workplace.
The ACEs in Maternal Mental Health group is a platform for stakeholders to share and network around the connection between adverse childhood experiences and maternal mental health disorders, like postpartum depression.
Resilience at work. What does it mean to be trauma-informed at work? How is it defined and assessed? How do we measure success? What policies, protocols, and training exist? How does becoming trauma-informed change us and our work? We share the nuts and bolts of becoming a trauma-informed organization and our struggles, questions, and successes, too.
Community site managers develop and exchange best practices to grow and facilitate their groups on ACEsConnection. 
A forum to inform and connect individuals and communities working to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent and mitigate ACEs in Washington State.
We bring the community together to prevent, heal, and treat ACEs while promoting resiliency.
Healthy and resilient kids, families, and communities are the foundation for a flourishing, vibrant region. We are dedicated to creating a trauma-informed Michigan and working together across sectors to share our efforts in building resilience and reducing toxic stress for Michigan children and families.
The members of Arizona ACE Consortium promote ideas, policies and practices that reduce and prevent childhood adversity and build resilience in individuals, families and communities. ACEs can last a lifetime, but they don't have to.
A platform for community members, professionals and leaders to collaborate across sectors in a movement to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), heal from trauma, and build resilience in L.A. County.
Discussion of Transition and Reentry issues of out of home (treatment, detention, sheltered, etc.) youth back to their families and communities. Frequently these youth have fallen behind in their schooling, have reduced motivation, and lack skills to navigate requirements to successfully re-enter school programs or even to move ahead with their dreams.
The Greater Richmond (VA) Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) is a diverse group of professionals from a cross sector of organizations and government agencies and community members who are dedicated to supporting and advocating for continuous trauma-informed care for all children and families in the City of Richmond and surrounding counties.
Working to compile, share, and advance ACEs, trauma-informed, and resilience-building programs for children and youth across sectors and settings.
The Walla Walla Valley's Children's Resilience Initiative is a learning community whose goal is to build a toolbox of resilience-based strategies to confront the challenges of life. Please join our group to share your news as we build resiliency in the Walla Walla Valley! Visit us online at http://www.resiliencetrumpsaces.org
We want to make San Bernardino County the national leader in prevention and recovery from ACEs. To do so, we are creating the conditions for all educators, health care, behavioral health, social service and law enforcement professionals to apply evidence-based best practices with partners across disciplines.

This group is for young professionals -- 35 years of age or younger -- who are studying and working in the field of adverse childhood experiences.

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The members of this group stretch from Sonoma County, across to Plumas County and all the way up to the Oregon border. Given the size of this geographic region we have meetups in local areas. Sometimes, two or three of us just have lunch to get acquainted, and find new ways to connect each others' work.  Please join us!
Inspired by the science surrounding brain development, the importance of early experiences, impacts of toxic stress and the potential of human resilience, we endeavor to strengthen families and improve outcomes for children through building a trauma-informed Ventura County.
Restorative Integral Support (RIS) is “whole life” recovery for people who face challenges of all kinds. RIS assesses an individual's needs and provides guidance for facilitating recovery. As a comprehensive, “whole person” approach to recovery from trauma, RIS includes powerful somatic therapies and other research-informed interventions.
Santa Clara County ACEs (SCCA) Initiative partners educate the community on the impact of ACEs. Our goal is to integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into work, family, community and individual lives to transform our county to one of hope, healing and resilience for everyone.
If you're doing ACEs histories, please do a short blog post or contact one of the community managers so that we can do so for you.
We convene and facilitate collaborative efforts to reduce adversity and trauma while building resilience throughout Oklahoma. We are advocates, concerned citizens, policy-makers and professionals who share information and develop practical, trauma-informed solutions to improve the lives of our children and families.
The First 5 Association Trauma Informed Collaborative aims to build awareness, share information, and knowledge about best practices to improve the ability of First 5 commissions to integrate Trauma Informed Care into our work across the state of California.
We work collectively to educate our community about ACEs, resilience, and trauma-informed care. We exchange ideas, share opportunities and foster connections to transform lives through practical and community-centered solutions.
Community members, advocates, and professionals who share the goals to reduce trauma and build resilience in Alaska share information and exchange ideas related to adversity, trauma and resilience that lead to practical and community-centered solutions.
The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.
A platform for youth leaders, community members, and professionals to collaborate across sectors in a movement to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), heal from trauma, and build resilience in City Heights.
Regionally, our goal is to inform and educate the North Coast communities to recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress on children and families such that in collaboration, we act with all those who are involved with the child, to facilitate and support the recovery and resiliency of the child, the family, and ultimately, each community.
A group bringing together professionals, community members, and advocates who share a passion to reduce trauma and build resiliency in Alameda County. Please use this group as a forum to share information, exchange ideas and host dialogue that lead to practical and community centered solutions.
The California Bridge Program is a forum to share resources, ask questions, and connect with fellow R&Rs to plan & implement trauma-informed care training and coaching opportunities for child care providers throughout California.
Our mission is to prevent and heal adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by promoting ideas, policies, and practices that increase awareness, compassion, and resilience in El Dorado County. Our vision is that everyone thrives in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.
A group to share ideas on investigating and mitigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences in post-secondary education environments.
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