State ACEs Action

The State ACEs Action is the go-to location for ACEs activities in U.S. states.

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'Prison-like' migrant youth shelter is understaffed, unequipped for Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy, insider says (

Colleagues at a government-contracted shelter in Arizona had a specific request for Antar Davidson when three Brazilian migrant children arrived: "Tell them they can't hug." Davidson, 32, is of Brazilian descent and speaks Portuguese. He said the siblings - ages 16, 10 and 6 - were distraught after being separated from their parents at the border. The children were "huddle together, tears streaming down their faces," he said. The caseload is straining a facility he described as understaffed...

Women's Fund grant recipients to build amygdala rooms []

Thanks to a grant from the Daviess County Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund, two area school corporations will be able to offer additional services to help improve the lives of students both in and out of the classroom. Daviess-Martin Special Education Co-op School Academic and Behavior Coach Missy Brothers and Kelly Miller, Washington Community Schools social worker, made the pitch for their project “Addressing the Emotional, Social and Academic Health of our Youth” last week at the...

Georgia ACEs Data Released

We have data! In 2016, the Georgia Department of Public Health, with funding provided by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services' Prevention and Community Support Section, added the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) module to their annual Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS). The preliminary summary of the results of that data collection have been released in the Georgia Data Summary report. An additional full-length report is still in development, but the...

Monroe County, Indiana candidate for prosecutor acknowledges the need for the criminal justice system to recognize the effects of trauma on children

Margie Rice, a candidate for prosecutor in Monroe County, Indiana, recently published the following press release on her campaign website, : For immediate release Thursday, April 12, 2018 Rice calls for community summit on trauma effects County Prosecutor candidate Margie Rice is calling for a community conversation with family trauma experts, social service organization leaders, and justice systems officials to discuss the effects of family trauma on...

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Maryland State BRFSS Data

Brenda Yuen
Today I attended the first Webinar part talking about building ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care Communities. There was discussion regarding individual states who have included ACE data in their BRFSS, of which Maryland (my state) conducted such a data collection in 2015. I asked the group where I could find the data from my state and I was referred to both and the Acesconnection community "State ACEs Action". I've searched both sites for ACEs data and found nothing. Could...Read More...