As promised, here is the monthly update about the growing numbers of ACEs Connection members and geographic, interest-based, organizational, and international communities that joined ACEs Connection in November.
Join or visit our newest communities:
- Baylor College of Medicine (Texas) ACEs Connection: A platform for medical students, clinical/academic professionals and university community partners to collaborate across the United States with other medical universities to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), integrate trauma informed practices and policies throughout campuses, and build a resilient Baylor College of Medicine.
- Davie County (North Carolina) ACEs Connection: With a focus on a system that engages the school system, department of social services, juvenile justice, providers and other valuable agencies to educate and support community members in being a trauma informed landscape to ensure a greater resilience for all.
- Embracing ACEs in Lexington (KY): Our desire is to educate, connect, and build resilience in Lexington's children, parents, educators, professionals, and the community as a whole. Understanding and embracing the reality of ACEs and building resilience will create hope for our future. We provide training and tools to facilitate hope in Kentucky!
- Hampshire County (MA) Roads to Resilience: Hampshire County Roads to Resilience is a newly formed group of individuals and organizations across multiple sectors all committed to educating, promoting policy changes and providing the necessary resources to the people of Hampshire County towards building resilient and trauma-informed communities.
- Mississippi ACEs Connection: MS ACEs Community is a diverse group of individuals from a cross sector of organizations and agencies dedicated to supporting and advocating for continuous trauma-informed care for all children and families in the state.
Growing Resilient Communities 2.0
For more information about starting and growing ACEs initiatives, please refer to the ACEs Connection interactive graphic packed with information and a four-part process (educating, engaging, activating, and celebrating) for working in communities. The content, created by founder and publisher, @Jane Stevens (ACEs Connection staff) who worked with graphic artist, @Val Krist synthesizes lessons learned from working with, watching and writing about the work of over 100 local, national and international initiatives and the amazing individuals who make them up.
Interested in Starting or Growing a Community?
To help you start or grow a community in your area, please reach out to an ACEs Connection Community Facilitator below: