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We share ideas, information and stories about mitigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences in the K-12 environment. 
A group of practitioners, healers, policy advocates and all other people committed to making California a place that is healthy and safe for everyone.
How do we honor both lived & learned expertise to break down barriers between parents & professionals? How do ACE-impacted families best access healing, hope & health? How might parent education, training, & support services if co-created with families & in community?
The State ACEs Action is the go-to location for ACEs activities in U.S. states.
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.
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.
A group to share ideas on investigating and mitigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences in post-secondary education environments.
“We have the capacity, within ourselves, to create better health," writes Donna Jackson Nakazawa. We can improve our health no matter what our ACE score. Learn resilience practices that reduce stress hormones in our bodies & brains. Understand how pain, shame & trauma make self-healing harder. Explore research & resources. Share stories, struggles & successes. Practice resilience.
Connecting and informing the faith community how to integrate ACE concepts into the faith-based community.
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.
Individuals who support or lead initiatives online & on-the-ground gather here to discuss the process of starting & growing resilient communities, & exchange evidence-based practices & practice-based evidence. Questions, ideas, & resources are all welcome! Every weekday an ACEs Connection Community Facilitator is available to answer your questions.
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
Resources, posts, discussions, chats about national efforts to build a trauma-informed, resilience-building nation.
This is the online platform for our ACEs, trauma-informed, and resilience-building movement. It is a call to action- a place to work collaboratively across sectors and communities, to transform our county to one of hope, healing, and resilience for all. It is based on the socio-ecological model, collective impact strategies, and resident-driven approaches to prevention, intervention, and advocacy.
Working to compile, share, and advance ACEs, trauma-informed, and resilience-building programs for children and youth across sectors and settings.
Indigenous Wisdom, supported by Western Medicine and ACEs science, will heal all living things. The prophecy of Crazy Horse is manifesting. We are the Seventh Generation.

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.

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.
We are advancing ACEs Awareness and Trauma-Informed (TI) and Resilience cultures across Canada. We welcome participation from diverse professionals, community members, and first-voices recognizing we are stronger and more effective collaborating together. Join the movement! #TraumaInformedCanada #ACEsAwareCanada
Philadelphia ACEs Connection explores issues related to adversity, trauma and resilience in the Philadelphia region. We are advocates, concerned citizens and professionals who share information and develop practical solutions, to support Philadelphia becoming a trauma-informed city. www.PhiladelphiaACEs.org
We come from all different sectors, walks of life and parts of the United Kingdom to prevent ACEs, and to change systems to become self-healing and to stop traumatizing already traumatized people.
We're educating people in Yolo County, CA, about ACEs. Our intent is that everyone in Yolo County integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into their work, family, community and individual lives.
ACEs in Maternal Health is a community of individuals who seek to raise awareness and deepen understanding about the association of adverse childhood experiences and the lifelong impacts on maternal health.
A forum to inform and connect individuals and communities working to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent and mitigate ACEs in Washington State.
An ITRC Project. We build human resilience in the face of the encroaching individual, family and community stresses of climate change.
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.
Resilient Sacramento is dedicated to preventing and reducing the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the greater Sacramento area. We are a diverse collective of community members striving to promote healing and create a more trauma-aware Sacramento.
A community of stakeholders in medical school education organized around integrating the science of ACEs, neurobiology, resiliency, and trauma-informed care into core medical school curricula -- because EVERY future physician should know about ACEs and its long-term effects on health and well-being.
A network for community members, professionals and leaders to collaborate across sectors in a movement to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), heal from trauma, and build resilience in Central Florida. We encourage the use of this network to collaborate across sectors and communities and to transform our region into one of hope, healing, and resilience for all.
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.
A platform for community members, professionals and leaders to collaborate across sectors in a movement to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), heal from trauma, and build resilience in L.A. County.
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.
What is the relationship between ACES and eating habits, food security, and nutritional status? How can we work on food insecurity and nutritional health in a trauma-informed way? EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO POST AND COMMENT.
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.
Healthy and resilient kids, families, and communities are the foundation for a flourishing, vibrant region. We are dedicated to creating a trauma-informed Michigan and working together across sectors to share our efforts in building resilience and reducing toxic stress for Michigan children and families.
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.
We bring the community together to prevent, heal, and treat ACEs while promoting resiliency.
The Greater Richmond (VA) Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) is a diverse group of professionals from a cross sector of organizations and government agencies and community members who are dedicated to supporting and advocating for continuous trauma-informed care for all children and families in the City of Richmond and surrounding counties.
Hawai'i is a place of natural beauty, multicultural heritages and practicing cultural arts that provides wellness and healing. However, cultural, historical & generational trauma has lead to an imbalance in our ahupua'a or ecosystem. Join us as we educate, empower & celebrate wellness and resilience building in our communities using trauma and culture aware strategies. Mahalo
This group is focused on the descendants of Africans dispersed throughout the Americas during the Transatlantic Slave Trades. Topics include adverse childhood experiences, historical trauma, intergenerational transmission of trauma, African American parenting practices, health disparities, the effects of racism, microaggressions and implicit bias, as well as resiliency and posttraumatic growth.
Films have been instrumental in helping us understand individual, generational, and historical trauma - and healing. Documentaries can inspire and inform public policy and system-level change as well and that is why ACEs Connection, CTIPP, and the Relentless School Nurse have come together to stream documentaries from this community site , quarterly, starting in September of 2020.
We are a collaborative of library professionals and library supporters who seek to share ACEs Science with our institutions, organizations and communities; explore and implement Trauma-Informed approaches; and build community resilience through our programs, practices and publications.
This group is for anyone who wishes to share information about and promote ACEs research awareness, trauma-informed/resilience-building practices, and to influence positive social change in Maryland.
We convene and facilitate collaborative efforts to reduce adversity and trauma while building resilience throughout Oklahoma. We are advocates, concerned citizens, policy-makers and professionals who share information and develop practical, trauma-informed solutions to improve the lives of our children and families.

This group is for young professionals -- 35 years of age or younger -- who are studying and working in the field of adverse childhood experiences.

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The members of this group stretch from Sonoma County, across to Plumas County and all the way up to the Oregon border. Given the size of this geographic region we have meetups in local areas. Sometimes, two or three of us just have lunch to get acquainted, and find new ways to connect each others' work.  Please join us!
The Walla Walla Valley's ACEs Connection is a learning community hosted by the Community Resilience Initiative whose goal is to share resilience-based tools and ideas in order to improve community health . Please join our group to share your news as we build resiliency in the Walla Walla Valley! Visit us online at http://www.criresilient.org
Working collaboratively with schools, business, healthcare, government agencies, social services, criminal justice systems, healthcare organizations & faith communities to become a trauma-informed community. We invite all concerned citizens, professionals & advocates to partner with us to raise awareness about trauma & its effects, to build resilience, and offer hope & healing.
The Florida ACEs Connection is a collaborative effort of state agencies; schools; institutes of higher learning; faith, community, and grassroots organizations; and other interested individuals; to provide education and training on trauma informed approaches and interventions to mitigate the negative effects of stress and adversity on children and their families.
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