Iowa ACEs Action

Iowa ACEs Action connects individuals and communities across Iowa who are reducing adverse childhood experiences and the impact of toxic stress. This collaborative online community serves as the venue for sharing resources and best practices, and for launching discussion and open communication across all regions of our state.

Blog Entries

Healing Trauma From a Yoga Mat []

By Charity Nebbe, Katelyn Harrop, and Sthefany Nobriga, Iowa Public Radio, January 8, 2020 The impacts of trauma can be unexpected, affecting not only mental and emotional health but also physical well being. Through Trauma Sensitive Yoga, a modified yoga practice that prioritizes a healthy realtionship with one's body and similarly informed tai-chi programs, some survivors have found a new kind of relief. On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talked with Matthew Vasquez, an...

A Bold New Chapter for the ACEs Coalition in Iowa

Since 2012, the Central Iowa ACEs 360 Coalition has brought together diverse partners to identify and seize opportunities for responding to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. This year, we worked with a consultant to establish our direction for the next three years. These conversations have affirmed our mission and identified a need to formalize how we approach our work to make greater progress. We invite you to read our new plan as we formalize into a 501(c)3.

Rotary luncheon to feature expert on adverse childhood experiences (Clinton Herald)

Winona Whitaker, Oct 3, 2019 for the Clinton Herald CLINTON – Programs for Rotary International’s noon Monday luncheons this month will address adverse childhood experiences , food insecurity, crime victims rights and staying healthy, the club announced this week. Luncheons are scheduled for noon each Monday at the Tuscany Event Center. The public may contact a Rotarian to join the luncheons as a guest. Leslie LaShelle-Mussman, Prevention Director with the Area Substance Abuse Council, will...

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2015 Midwest Regional Summit

Lisa Cushatt
Please share here if you are from Iowa and attending the 2015 Midwest Regional Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Chicago. We have a small group attending from Central Iowa, as well as a few other locations that we know of. For more on the...Read More...
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