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 Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) at Washington State University
Description: The Unit works with community allies to address ACEs andpromote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research, community development, and education.
The Center for Youth Wellness
Description: The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to kids exposed to significant adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress. In partnership with Bayview Child Health Center, CYW screens every young person we see for ACEs. CYW also works to raise awareness among those who can make a difference: from parents and pediatricians to policy makers.
Health & Wellness Initiatives
The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
Description: The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative facilitates research into early brain development and addiction and mental health treatment. By applying this research to policies and practices that support positive health outcomes and connecting leaders on policy, research, education, and service collaborations, the Initiative turns scientific discoveries and insights into measurable results. This organization is based in Alberta, Canada.
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Description: The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective, and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs.