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Broward County ACEs Connection (FL)

A network for community members, professionals and leaders to collaborate across sectors in a movement to prevent and address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), heal from trauma, and build resilience. We encourage the use of this network to collaborate across sectors and find resources within South Florida communities moving to transform our community into one of hope, healing, and resilience.

Blog Posts

The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South []

More young people in the South seem to be dying from COVID-19. Why? By Vann R. Newkirk II The Atlantic, April 2, 2020 In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus has gone from a novel, distant threat to an enemy besieging cities and towns across the world. The burden of COVID-19 and the economic upheaval wrought by the measures to contain it feel epochal. Humanity now has a common foe, and we will grow increasingly familiar with its face. Yet plenty of this virus’s aspects remain unknown. The...

More Resources for Trauma and Resiliency for COVID-19 and Beyond. Register now to see Resiliency Documentary online 4/4-4/7!

What an opportunity to talk about trauma and resiliency! We’ve been compiling resources and would love any of your recommendations to add. See: trauma/covid19.cfm Also, there is a national Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice that is seeking to educate congress about trauma will hopes for legislation at some point. nationaltraumacampaign/ They have compiled awesome ACEs resources. Go to the website. Then News and Resources. Then...

Sheltering in Place: ACEs-Informed Tips for Self-Care During a Pandemic

Millions of lives have been affected in unprecedented ways by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are all grappling with uncertainty—our daily routines interrupted, not knowing what is to come. For those of us who have Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), these times can be particularly distressing. At the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), we know that childhood trauma can have a significant impact on an individual’s health and well-being – both physiologically and psychologically. Since the...

During COVID-19: The need for your skills. Self-care resources. Share your TI responses? Thank you!

Dear Trauma F riends and C olleagues: The COVID 19 pandemic offers a critical opportunity to share your unique skills in coping with stress and trauma. Many of us and the families we serve may be shifting through the stages of change and grief----denial, anger, bargaining, acceptance---about this pandemic. You may be adjusting to telehealth and virtual visits but know that our families need your reassurance and help in regulating and coping. Hope you’re all practicing self-care while you...

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