Resource List - Growing Cross-Sector, Community-Based ACEs and Resilience Initiatives

Resources for individuals, organizations, and communities moving along trauma and hope-informed pathways in order to:

  • Prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
  • Promote resilience and safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Promote equity and racial justice.
  • Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health.

… so that all children, youth, families and communities have equal opportunity for educational success, economic stability, health, and well-being.

 Introduction to ACEs
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - An overview of the ACE Study and findings, including related links. -- www.cdc.gov/ace/index.htm

ACEs Primer, KPJF Films -- https://vimeo.com/139998006 (5 minutes)

Personal and Parental Reflections on Adverse Childhood Experiences (8 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUJHvbPrL0I 

 Self-Care
Self-Care Starter Kit, School of Social Work, University of Buffalo
http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/...are-starter-kit.html

Relaxation Tool Kit, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/...lax/pages/index.html

 Growing Cross-Sector, Community-Based ACEs and Resilience Initiatives – ACEs Connection
Washington State ACEs Action 
http://www.acesconnection.com/...on-state-ace-s-group

Growing Resilient Communities 2.0, ACEs Connection, September 2017
http://www.acesconnection.com/...ient-communities-2-0
(You need to have an ACEs Connection account and sign in to see this information.)

Resource List – Trauma-Informed Guides, Presentations, & Self-Assessment Tools - http://www.acesconnection.com/...ma-informed-practice

Resource List – ACEs Science for Communities (Resource List https://www.acesconnection.com...ence-for-communities

 Growing Cross-Sector, Community-Based ACEs and Resilience Initiatives – Other
Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma - Rachel Davis, Howard Pinderhughes, Myesha Williams, Prevention Institute, February 2016
https://www.preventioninstitut...ssing-and-preventing

 Self-Healing Communities: A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health. Laura Porter, Kim Martin, Robert Anda, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2016
https://www.rwjf.org/en/librar...ing-communities.html

The Community Resilience Cookbook -http://communityresiliencecookbook.org/

 Community Assessments
Advancing the Measurement of Collective Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experience and Resilience - ACEs and Resilience Collective Community Capacity (ARC3), Community Science, July 2016
http://www.appi-wa.org/wp-cont...APPI-White-Paper.pdf

 National Initiatives
Building Community Resilience -- (State of Oregon is one of the Test Sites.)
Sumner M Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness
Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
https://publichealth.gwu.edu/d...esilient-communities

- Partner Build Grow Acton Guide Tools
https://publichealth.gwu.edu/s...%20Guide%20Tools.pdf

Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) - (Walla Walla and Whatcom Counties, WA are MARC Communities), Health Federation of Philadelphia - http://marc.healthfederation.org/
- Webinar Series - http://marc.healthfederation.org/brownbag

Vibrant Communities (Canada) -- Tamarack Institute
- Cities Reducing Poverty - http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/citiesreducingpoverty
- Cities Deepening Community - http://www.tamarackcommunity.c...esdeepeningcommunity
- Action for Neighbourhood Change: A Guide for Neighbourhood Planning, 2006
https://www.tamarackcommunity....ighbourhood-planning

 Local and Regional initiatives – Washington State
ACEs Action Alliance – Clark County, WA - http://acesactionalliance.org/
- Resources - http://acesactionalliance.org/resources/

Best Starts for Kids – King County,WA 
https://www.kingcounty.gov/dep...starts-for-kids.aspx
- Indicators - https://www.kingcounty.gov/dep...kids/dashboards.aspx
- Webinars - https://beststartsblog.com/?s=webinar

Community Resilience Initiative – Walla Walla, WA -- https://criresilient.org/
- Resources - https://criresilient.org/resources/

Kitsap Strong – Kitsap County, WA - https://www.kitsapstrong.org/
- Resources - https://www.kitsapstrong.org/resources

 Community ACEs and Resilience Initiatives – Other States
Compassionate Louisville (KY) --  https://louisvilleky.gov/gover...t/compassionate-city
- TED Talk – Compassion & data are transforming my city, Greg Fischer, 50th Mayor of Louisville, July 2015 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiaTPV09vBE  (13 minutes)

Peace4 Tarpon: Trauma Informed, Building Resiliency, Tarpon Springs, FL
https://www.peace4tarpon.org/

Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities - Introduction Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Walla Walla, WA: Mobilizing the Community for Resilience
Tarpon Springs, FL: A Community Journey Towards Resilience
Worcester, MA: Healing Community by Sharing the Lived Experiences
San Francisco, CA: Aligning the Workforce to Create a Trauma-Informed System
Philadelphia, PA: Public Health Partnerships for Trauma Transformation
Kansas City, KS and MS: A Coalition in the Business of Compassion

 Paths or Frameworks for Growing Cross-Sector, Community-Based ACEs and Resilience Initiatives

 ACEs Connection Tracker - Milestones (Organizations)1

  1. ACEs science presentations to all staff
  2. Participates in local ACEs initiatives
  3. Leadership committed to integrating ACEs science
  4. Human resources integrates trauma-informed practices and policies
  5. Staff receive ACE & resilience surveys
  6. Clients education about ACEs science
  7. Clients receive ACE & resilience surveys
  8. Implements trauma-informed practices
  9. Evaluates trauma-informed policies and practices
  10. Physical environment is trauma-informed

 

Growing Resilient Communities 2.02

Educate

  • Speakers bureau
  • Content
  • Presentations
  • Feedback

Engage

  • Join the movement
  • Local government

Activate

  • Organizations
  • Develop policy

Celebrate

  • Tell your ACEs initiative story
  • Host events

 

Self-Healing Communities3

  • Leadership Expansion
  • Focus
  • Learning
  • Results

 

Community Resilience Cookbook Essential Ingredients4

  • Leadership and Collaboration
  • Community Education
  • Resources
  • Communication
  • Data/Research
  • Mindset

 

1ACEs Connection Network (ACN) Tracker, Sonoma County ACEs Connection Community 

https://www.acesconnection.com...unty-aces-connection

 2Steps to Growing Resilient Communities 2.0, ACEs Connection, September 2017
https://www.acesconnection.com...ient-communities-2-0

3Self-Healing Communities: A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health. Laura Porter, Kim Martin, Robert Anda, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2016
https://www.rwjf.org/en/librar...ing-communities.html

4The Community Resilience Cookbook http://communityresiliencecookbook.org/

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