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How the Resources Center works

Welcome to the ACEsConnection.com Resources Center! As of October 2016, we are launching this new version. We think that it's a skeleton of its future self, i.e., we'll be adding more categories and more information to each category. Our goal is to make this useful, but not so chock full of content that you don't know where to start. In other words, we’re curating carefully, not cataloguing. A couple of important points about our approach: We believe that any...

ACEs Science and Racism

This is a collection of resources regarding structural racism and trauma. This list aims to give a broad overview and is not all-inclusive. We welcome suggestions; if you have any, please comment below! The titles below and the PDFs in attachments are in alphabetical order. BSC Full Report Trauma Resilient Informed City Baltimore: This is the full report of the work, data, lessons, and direct quotes from several teams of people from various backgrounds in the Baltimore community as they...

ACEs Science for Workplaces

Increased understanding and awareness of ACEs in the workplace may help close knowledge and practice gaps. It may also help professionals identify their own triggers and work towards building a resilient workforce. ACEs & Work, 2014 Description : This is a slide deck from the Foundation for Healthy Generations address ACEs as a barrier to work performance. Adverse Childhood Experiences: Survey of Resident Practice, Knowledge, and Attitude, 2016 Description : This study examines family...

ACEs Science for Communities

This is a collection of resources to build community resilience. If you know of any other reports you think should be added to the list, please leave the information in the comments section. Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma, 2016 Description : This report, funded by Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit in Northern California and based on interviews with practitioners in communities with high rates of violence, offers a...

ACEs Science Books

Here are books that specifically address ACEs science and/or the consequences of childhood adversity, and what we can do to heal and to prevent ACEs. If you know of others you think should be added to this list, please leave your suggestion in the comments section. A wider-ranging book list, including books for children and memoirs, can be found in the Books! group . Titles are arranged in alphabetical order. Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered Bruce D. Perry and Maia...

Organizations (ACEs-Informed)

These organizations are working diligently in the field. If you know of others you think should be added to this list, please leave your suggestion in the comments section. Academic Institutions & Centers The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Description : The Center on the Developing Child’s activities align around building a research and development platform for science-based innovation and transforming the policy and practice landscape that supports change. The...

Resilience Surveys

The brain is continually changing in response to the environment. If the toxic stress stops and is replaced by practices that build resilience, the brain can slowly undo many of the stress-induced changes. The surveys and scales listed here are tools you can use to measure resilience. The list is organized in alphabetical order by survey/scale name.

Trauma-Informed Guides, Presentations, & Self-Assessment Tools

The resources listed in this blog focus on how to implement trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science. These materials can be used by organizations, agencies, programs, and communities to better understand how to bring a trauma-informed lens to their work. Resources are divided according to format type (guide/toolkit, presentations, videos, webinars) and organized alphabetically.

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