State ACEs Action

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

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Steven Dahl ·
Thanks for sharing this.
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Robert Olcott ·
This fall, I received a [randomly selected] call to my "cell phone only household" from (they acknowledged during the phone call, they were "a private contractor") my New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor..Survey (BRFSS), asking if I would like to participate in the BRFSS. I asked if they were including any ACE questions in this 2014 NH BRFSS. They asked what ACEs are/were. I attempted to try and explain it, and the person I was talking to said they'd never heard of the U.S.
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That's correct, Bob. At present, it's up to the states to include their own ACEs module in the BRFSS. Also, the people who ask the questions aren't necessarily very knowledgeable about the subject they're asking about. They follow a script to obtain mostly yes-no answers. Each year state health departments decides which modules to include in BRFSS, and they contract with people to decide whom to call (to get a representative sample of the population), and to do the phone calling. The people...
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Robert Olcott ·
Hi Jane, After reading the recent [12/2016] story-which the recent blog note included a link to, I happened to scroll down the list of states, stopped at Maine, and noted the bottom item of a list ["DATA COLLECTION: BRFSS"] in the upper left portion of the Maine page: (--"Changes in Weighting between 2010 and 2011 mean data cannot be combined or compared").
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Aditi Srivastav ·
South Carolina has published on their data from 2014. We're in the midst of updating our briefs with aggregate 2014-2015 data in the next couple of weeks. We are collecting additional ACE questions (similar to Wisconsin) on social factors and neglect in 2016 through the BRFSS. Briefs: https://scchildren.org/prevent...ces/research_briefs/
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Naomi Woychick ·
A few short years ago, a colleague and I dreamed about an ACE's Movement that would raise awareness and inspire hope for change and healing. It is so encouraging to see the growing momentum to introduce new policy to address the issue. This will happen and indeed, we can change the world ~ one conversation, one policy at a time.
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Thanks, Naomi! It's amazing how far it's come in a short time....and if we're persistent and lucky, we can accelerate it!
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Rebecca Bryan ·
How can I find out the total number of people screened for ACE exposure? In the 2012 ACEs connection blog post by Felitti it was over 440,000 - but it has to be significantly more now, and I need a citation for it. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I can't find updated statistics on the CDC website. Thanks -
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[Indiana] Teachers’ group wants mandatory kindergarten, trauma-informed care [wishtv.com]

Laura Pinhey ·
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana State Teachers Association published its 2018 legislative priority list Thursday, calling on lawmakers to make big changes for Hoosier students and schools next year. The ISTA has 16 wishes for the new year ranging from changing teacher qualifying exams to making kindergarten mandatory. “We are often accused of complaining about a lot of things but never offering solutions,” ISTA President Teresa Meredith said. “We have really been cognizant of solutions. We...
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[Indiana] Teachers, social workers address child trauma in schools [wishtv.com]

Laura Pinhey ·
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana teachers and mental health experts are advocating for communities to implement mental health programs emphasizing a method called “trauma-informed care” inside schools. “Trauma-informed care started from something called the ‘Adverse Childhood Experience Survey,’ and it shows that childhood experiences affect behavior,” said Stephanie Shene, communications coordinator for the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). “Instead of ‘kids act badly,’ some...
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State and Federal Support of Trauma-Informed Care: Sustaining the Momentum

Mariel Gingrich ·
Policymakers increasingly recognize the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on lifelong physical, emotional, and social health and are beginning to support efforts for incorporating trauma-informed care into the health and social service sectors. This new CHCS blog post looks at how proposed state and federal legislative, regulatory, and contracting policies aim to reduce trauma and toxic stress and promote resiliency and trauma-informed practices. It also explores how federal...
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State Policy Guide on Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma

Debbie Lee ·
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. --Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa Every child needs access to the opportunities that prepare him or her to compete in the changing economies and realities of the 21st century. Unfortunately, for too many children, exposure to violence and traumatic events in the home, school, or community can affect them throughout their entire lives . We are thrilled to release this brand new...
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What are ACEs? State summit examines connection between childhood trauma and mental health (Tennessean.com)

Tiffany Thomas-Turner ·
(Photo caption: Tennessee First Lady Chrissy Haslam addresses the annual Building Strong Brains Tennessee ACEs Summit, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Governor Bill Haslam/ Flickr.com ) One minute of complete silence. Fred Rogers, the beloved television personality of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," gave such a moment of contemplation to the graduating class of Dartmouth University during a commencement speech 16 years ago . A minute to...
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Alfred White ·
Powerful article here and the underlying reason why the ACE study which is almost 25 years old should be part of our mainstream Behavioral Healthcare Community for use in the treatment of Addiction and it's Co-occurring disorders!
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State ACE survey reports

The following are links to state reports on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) ACEs module data. Also included at the end of the list are links to the CDC 5-state study and a 10-state plus the District of Columbia study on ACEs...
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