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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.

Resources from the 2018 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Conference

In October, I attended the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Conference in San Francisco. It was really inspiring. Below please find share some of the books, videos, and resources that I learned about.

All the best,

1) The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, MD

2) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

TED Talk: What Americans Agree on When it Comes to Help by Rebecca Onie

1) Compassion Resilience Toolkit
Facilitator resources to build the capacity of helping professionals, caregivers, and the systems in which they serve.

2) Building Community Resilience
Includes information about the approach; policy and advocacy; tools and resources;

3) ACEs-Building Strong Brains from Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

4) Essentials for Childhood Framework: Creating Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments for All Children from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5) Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6) Life is Good: Welcome to the Hub of Optimism
Includes stories, information about the art of optimism, and ideas for how to get involved

7) Stress Health from the Center for Youth Wellness
Information on toxic stress, parenting with ACEs, and ways to help protect and heal children from toxic stress

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