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Supporting communities to accelerate the use of PACEs science…to solve our most intractable problems.

We are the human and digital catalyst that unites the people, organizations, systems and communities in the worldwide PACEs movement. We are its main information exchange and resource. And we are a support for hundreds of local, state and national ACEs initiatives. 


PACEs= positive & adverse childhood experiences


The Social Network for the PACEs Movement.

PACEs Connection, an ever-growing social network, connects those who are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science. The network’s 40,000+ members share their best practices, while inspiring each other to grow the PACEs movement.



We Support Community PACEs Initiatives.

PACEs Connection supports hundreds of local ACEs initiatives in neighborhoods, cities, counties, states and nations. We provide initiatives with a free community site on PACEs Connection, guidelines on how to launch and grow local PACEs initiatives, and tools to automatically track their growth. For established initiatives, we offer access to more powerful and advanced tools, guidelines and services in the PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities to help initiatives easily measure their progress and track outcomes. We also have interest-based communities, such as PACEs in Education and Parenting with PACEs. Our goal is to help initiatives share policies and practices to leverage their community’s ideas, successes and challenges to solve their most intractable problems using PACEs science.


The Information Resource for the PACEs Movement.

PACEs Connection informs its members. We send out a Daily Digest and Weekly Roundup of the latest PACEs-science, trauma-informed and resilience-building news, research and reports. The Resources Center has ACE surveys (original and expanded), resilience surveys, PACEs science presentations to download, and much more. In Ask the Community, members help each other find what they’re looking for. We also publish a separate news site,, for the general public.


PACEs Connection is a social network that recognizes the impact of a wide variety of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and that promotes trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all families, organizations, systems and communities.

We support communities to accelerate the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences to solve our most intractable problems.

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