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2018 ACES Conference- Historical Trauma: The Symphony of Traditional Medicine and Western Medicine to Heal ACES and Historical Trauma

We are RESILIENT! Once we learn to regulate an overactive stress response, ACES survivors are well experienced to work under stress, make sound decisions and overcome ANY and ALL obstacles. WE LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY!! We must learn to mitigate the harm and leverage our strengths! During the 2018 ACES Conference in San Francisco, I had the incredible opportunity to present my work on Historical Trauma. In our journey to healing Historical Trauma and ACES, we must use a Relational Approach...

Sonoma County Field Nursing was highlighted during 2018 ACEs Conference Project Showcase

On October 15-17, the Center for Youth Wellness in collaboration with the ACEs Connection presented the 2018 ACEs Conference and Pediatric Symposium. The theme this year was, “Action to Access,” and communities from around the United States shared current research, programs, tools, and initiatives that use ACEs science to address childhood adversity and its impact. The Sonoma County Field Nursing team was selected to showcase their work to address ACEs with caregivers during home visits.

Parent Handouts: Understanding ACEs, Parenting to Prevent & Heal ACEs (English, Dari, and Spanish)

Please contact @Cissy White (ACEs Connection Staff) if there are questions regarding these parent handouts. These two flyers ( Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent & Heal ACEs ) can be downloaded, distributed, and used freely. One is brand new and the other is a revision. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow who has also translated both so that they are available in Dari and Spanish as well as English. Understanding ACEs This is an...

Racial Equity in Multnomah County: Ben Duncan (Part Two)

This is the second post in our two-part series about the session led by Dr. Flojaune Cofer and Ben Duncan, each from a public health background with a focus on health disparities. They addressed ACEs in the context of health equity at their panel entitled ACEs, Race, and Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing the Role of Race and Racism in ACEs Exposure and Healing. The panel occurred at the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access co-hosted by ACEs Connection and the Center for Youth...

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, Natalie BOOKS 1) The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, MD https://centerforyouthwellness.org/the-deepest-well/ 2) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD...

ACEs teach us why racism is a health equity Issue: Dr. Flojaune Cofer (Part One)

Dr. Flojaune Cofer and Ben Duncan , each from public health backgrounds that focus on health disparities, addressed ACEs in the context of health equity for their panel entitled ACEs, Race, and Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing the Role of Race and Racism in ACEs Exposure and Healing . Cofer and Duncan co-presented to a standing-room-only audience on day one of the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access co-hosted by ACEs Connection and the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco...

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. Resources that are hyperlinked in their titles are not added in the Attachments section. BSC Full Report Trauma Resilient Informed City Baltimore, 2016 : This is the full report of the work, data, lessons, and direct...

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 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...

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