We raise community awareness about the role of trauma in health - mental, physical and behavioral - and to create an innovative paradigm shift in the medical system. This will be carried out through the creation of warm, accessible and inviting parenting sites that create relationships to help families prevent and intervene early in the trauma affecting their children.
What is the relationship between adverse experiences and eating habits, food security, and nutritional status? How can we work on food insecurity and nutritional health in a trauma-informed way? How can understanding our relationship to food through a trauma-informed lens support healing, resilience, and whole health?
In the ACEs Connection Network Resources Center, you'll find lists of basic resources such as ACE surveys (original and expanded), resilience surveys, and ACEs science presentations you can download. If you have suggestions for other resources, add them to the comments section of the resource.
Identify and promote practices that build child caregiver capabilities and improve child outcomes including: the impact of childcare business decisions; building child caregiver skills and resilience; child caregiver turnover; child caregiver ACE histories and healthy boundaries in the workplace.
We share ideas, information and stories about mitigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences in the K-12 environment. 
We advocate for the bio/psycho/social well being of foster children. We recognize, acknowledge and validate the trauma endured by children placed in foster care. We embrace the capacity of healing and ultimate recovery for foster children with family, community and professional support.
A group to share ideas on investigating and mitigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences in post-secondary education environments.
A hub for all things related to adverse childhood experiences and trauma in Ireland.
The ACEs in Maternal Mental Health group is a platform for stakeholders to share and network around the connection between adverse childhood experiences and maternal mental health disorders, like postpartum depression.
Addressing ACEs and building resilience in circumpolar communities -- Denmark, Finland, Norway, Alaska, Sweden, Iceland, Russia, Canada.

Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

Connecting and informing the faith community how to integrate ACE concepts into the faith-based community.
Discussion of Transition and Reentry issues of out of home (treatment, detention, sheltered, etc.) youth back to their families and communities. Frequently these youth have fallen behind in their schooling, have reduced motivation, and lack skills to navigate requirements to successfully re-enter school programs or even to move ahead with their dreams.
Working to compile, share, and advance ACEs, trauma-informed, and resilience-building programs for children and youth across sectors and settings.
We want to make San Bernardino County the national leader in prevention and recovery from ACEs. To do so, we are creating the conditions for all educators, health care, behavioral health, social service and law enforcement professionals to apply evidence-based best practices with partners across disciplines.
A group bringing together professionals, community members, and advocates who share a passion to reduce trauma and build resiliency in Alameda County. Please use this group as a forum to share information, exchange ideas and host dialogue that lead to practical and community centered solutions.
Community members, advocates, and professionals who share the goals to reduce trauma and build resilience in Alaska share information and exchange ideas related to adversity, trauma and resilience that lead to practical and community-centered solutions.
The mission of ACE Nashville is to prevent and mitigate the lifelong impact of childhood adversity to improve the safety, health and prosperity of our community. Our vision is for Nashville, and Tennessee, to be a safe, stable, and nurturing community for all.
A platform for students, faculty, academic professionals, and community partners to share information and bring awareness to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), while collaborating with one another in an effort to build a trauma informed campus and integrate those ideals into neighboring communities.
We are building a healthy, connected and resilient community.
The members of Arizona ACE Consortium promote ideas, policies and practices that reduce and prevent childhood adversity and build resilience in individuals, families and communities. ACEs can last a lifetime, but they don't have to.
We are a cross-sector collaborative dedicated to creating safe, positive, nurturing, and flourishing families and communities.
We are advancing ACE Awareness & Trauma Informed Practices and Resilience Strategies in our region and throughout Canada. We welcome participation from professionals, lay people, and first-voice members, recognizing we are stronger and more effective collaborating together.
A platform for medical students, clinical/academic professionals and university community partners to collaborate across the United States with other medical universities to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), integrate trauma informed practices and policies throughout campuses, and build a resilient Baylor College of Medicine.
Bayview Hunter's Point ACEs Connection is a space for community members striving to promote healing and create a more trauma-aware neighborhood, to collaborate on strategies to prevent and reduce the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in this community.
Resilience at work. What does it mean to be trauma-informed at work? How is it defined and assessed? How do we measure success? What policies, protocols, and training exist? How does becoming trauma-informed change us and our work? We share the nuts and bolts of becoming a trauma-informed organization and our struggles, questions, and successes, too.
Benchmarks' Partnering for Excellence redesigns the local child welfare/behavioral health system, changing the way child welfare, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, local providers, and the wider community understand the need for accessible, appropriate mental health services for children, youth and families who have experienced potentially traumatic events.
Benicia ACEs Connection is a space for community members striving to promote healing and create a more trauma-aware Benicia, to collaborate on strategies to prevent and reduce the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in this community.
Here's a place where you can review books, educational dvds and documentaries that relate to ACE concepts or trauma-informed practices. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela
Bounce is a coalition of community partners working together to build the resiliency of children and families by improving knowledge about the impact of ACEs and the skills to help people bounce back from adversity. We do this by: educating and training; strengthening referral networks; measuring impact; and advocating for policies that support trauma-informed communities.
The Building Flourishing Communities team works by activating local leadership through an understanding of the importance of early childhood development and how our earliest experiences affect our health and well-being through-out life. We're developing highly-trained volunteer Master Trainers, who in turn identify local leaders and train them in the model.
We unite parents, youth, community residents, community physical and mental health organizations, school principals and staff, community leaders from faith, justice, politics, business and other sectors, and the Northwest Side Housing Center to prevent adversity, promote healing, and build resilience in Belmont Cragin.
We are working to increase awareness about ACEs in Western North Carolina in order to change systems to be trauma-informed and to build community resilience.
We have come together to understand and to raise awareness about the impact that adverse childhood experiences have on our children, our friends and neighbors, and our community.
The First 5 Association Trauma Informed Collaborative aims to build awareness, share information, and knowledge about best practices to improve the ability of First 5 commissions to integrate Trauma Informed Care into our work across the state of California.
Strategies 2.0 Northern Region ACEs Connection networks and shares information across counties, systems and services to reduce trauma, increase resilience and inspire collaboration to nurture strong families and thriving communities.
Strategies 2.0 Sierra Region ACES Connection provides a forum for representatives from programs and services throughout the Sierra Nevada Region to learn and share strategies for enhancing child and family well-being.
Strategies 2.0 Southern Region ACEs Connection networks and shares information across counties, systems and services to reduce trauma, increase resilience and inspire collaboration to nurture strong families and thriving communities.
A group of practitioners, healers, policy advocates and all other people committed to making California a place that is healthy and safe for everyone.
This community is for resource and referral (R&R) staff implementing California's Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program). This forum is for you to share resources, ask questions, and connect with fellow R&Rs to plan & implement trauma-informed care training and coaching for child care providers throughout California.
The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.
Campbell ACEs Connection is a space for community members striving to promote healing and create a more trauma-aware Campbell, to collaborate on strategies to prevent and reduce the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in this community.
Join in conversations inspired by Donna Jackson Nakazawa's book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal. We'll chat about the latest research on how ACEs can affect our health, happiness, and relationships; vent a little; and brainstorm our best ideas for resiliency and healing.
A platform for youth leaders, community members, and professionals to collaborate across sectors in a movement to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), heal from trauma, and build resilience in City Heights.
The Consortium to Create Sanctuary in the Columbia River Gorge is a community based effort aimed at spreading knowledge on childhood and lifelong adversity and the power of resiliency to improve lives. The work is currently supported by the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Grant awarded by the Health Federation of Philadelphia with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
A forum to inform and connect individuals and communities working to promote safe and stable environments for individuals and communities. This forum aims to prevent & mitigate ACEs in Zambia and beyond.
The Community Managers Network is a place to develop and exchange evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence to start and grow ACEs initiatives.
A platform for community members, leaders & parents who are passionate about preventing trauma & building resilience. Share information, exchange ideas & work collaboratively across sectors to develop solutions that support trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in all domains of life & work. A Community of Hope, Healing & Resilience for ALL!