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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.

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Michigan ACE Initiative July 2020 Impact Report Highlights Progress to Raise Awareness about ACEs

The Michigan ACE Initiative just released the July 2020 Impact Report. The Impact Report highlights Michigan ACE's accomplishments since its 2017 launch, including: e ducating over 20,000 Michigan residents about ACEs and ACE science; b ringing over 500 people together for a statewide ACE Conference; p roducing two videos highlighting the work of Michigan communities to address ACEs and build resilience; t raining 134 Master Trainers and over 400 Michigan ACE Community Champions to educate...

California reaches milestone with ACEs initiatives pulsing in all 58 counties. Next: All CA cities.

Karen Clemmer, the Northwest community facilitator with ACEs Connection, was already deeply interested in the CDC/Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study when she and a colleague from the Child Parent Institute were invited to lunch by ACEs Connection founder and publisher Jane Stevens in 2012. But that lunch meeting changed everything. Karen Clemmer “Jane helped us see a bigger world,” says Clemmer. “She came with a much wider lens. She didn’t look only at Sonoma County, she...

ACEs Connection reaches 200 participants in the ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau!

ACEs Connection is proud to announce we have reached 200 Speakers & Trainers participants in the ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau! What is the ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau? The ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau is a service that provides subscribers of ACEsConnection a Database of ACEs speakers and trainers for hire. The development of the Speakers & Trainers Bureau was in response to a great need expressed by our communities. ACEs...

Michigan Lawmakers Declare Childhood Trauma a Critical Health Issue []

By Rachel Glaser, WWMT West Michigan, February 13, 2020 Childhood trauma has life-long, wide reaching consequences, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs. In early February, Michigan lawmakers passed a resolution declaring that ACEs a critical health issue. State officials estimated 70% of Michigan adults experienced one ACE before the age of 18. The CDC scores people on a scale of 0-10 for adverse...


Basic Presentations for Rural Communities - What are you doing in MI? - Can we change the Name of this group?

Hi Fellow ACE prevention and Community Resilience Building Advocates across the state of Michigan. I have some basic questions. I am doing my best working through an organization called MiTeam of Huron-Tuscola counties. (If anyone is associated with the Genessee/Lapeer County MiTeam on this page, could you send me a private message? I would like to see how you are approaching this subject and working across silos.) We need to develop "curriculum" or "training" (I put these words in...Read More...
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