Grow Your Resilient Community: Reasons to Start a Community Site on ACEs Connection

Attached find a handout about reasons to start an ACEs Connection Community site.  You can print and share with community members (see attached).

If you want to learn more or get started contact any of us at ACEs Connection Network or send an email to communitymanager@acesconnection.com

Grow Your Resilient Community:

Start a Community Site on ACEs Connection

Build the capacity of your city, town, region, or state to address complex ACE-related social and health issues by establishing a community site on ACEsConnection.com.

  • Track and analyze your progress by using ACEsConnection.com’s tracking and mapping tools.  
    • Practices and policies that support trauma-informed and resilience-building efforts for individuals, organizations, systems, and communities including materials to share with parents, schools, hospitals, courts, police, health departments, businesses etc.
  • Inspire your community to use experiences and wisdom to prevent and heal trauma and build resilience.

Raise awareness about ACEs Science1.  Free access to information, tools, resources, research, and innovations.

  • PowerPoints, handouts, articles, resources.
  • Practices and policies that support trauma-informed and resilience-building efforts for individuals, organizations, systems, and communities including materials to share with parents, schools, hospitals, courts, police, health departments, businesses etc.
  • Adapt and adopt innovative practices from other communities.

Connect with individuals interested in addressing ACEs and promoting trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies.

  • Build your local ACEs momentum through cross-sector collaborations.
  • Share your community’s successes with the entire ACEs Connection Network.
  • Announce community events and meetings, and share minutes and transcripts online.
  • Post local articles of interest and data relevant to the ACEs movement.
  • Connect with local and nationally-recognized leaders in the ACEs movement.
  • Be part of a nationwide group of Community Manager and get ideas, inspiration, and support.

Gather local data, a critical part of showing community progress

  • Map organizations that have had ACEs science 101 presentations
  • Map organizations that have implemented practices based on ACEs science and the results of those changes.
  • Access the ACEs Connection Community Tracker to map and measure this progress. Ask any ACEs Connection Community Facilitator for more information.

What others who have started a Community on ACEsConnection.com say: 

For every post you put out there, you'll never know how many you have likely inspired by your story! It could be because you offered a tool or strategy they hadn't heard about, or you painted a ‘champion's’ face in a way they recognized… Or maybe you helped connect a sector to another sector that wouldn't have ‘thought’ to make that link. Be inspired by your own inspiration and share the stories -- because with this information comes the responsibility to use it and help others use it!”  -- Teri Barilla - Walla Walla Valley (WA) ACEs Connection

 “It has been surprisingly easy to start the ‘ACEs Task Force of San Bernardino County’ community on ACEs Connection. I remember sending out invitations for our first meeting and not knowing whether anyone would actually show up. Not only did they show up, but they came back and brought colleagues!”       --  Dr. Ariane Marie-Mitchell - ACEs Task Force of San Bernardino County

For more information email: communitymanager@acesconnection.com

 

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