ACEs Connection Resources Center
We want the Resources Center to be useful, but not so chock full of content that you don't know where to start. In other words, we’re curating carefully, not cataloguing. We focus on the basics, and link to resources that provide more depth.
A couple of important points about our approach: We believe that any trauma-informed/resilience-building program — no matter whom it's for — should start with the foundation of adverse childhood experiences science, which includes:
the epidemiology of adverse childhood experiences (the ACE Study and expanded ACE surveys),
the neurobiology of toxic stress caused by ACEs (especially the effects on a child's developing brain),
the health consequences of toxic stress (especially as an adult),
the epigenetic consequences of toxic stress (how the effects of ACEs are passed on from generation to generation),
resilience research, which shows that the brain is plastic and the body wants to heal.
We set up the Resources Center so that ACEsConnection members can add resources. We also plan on adding consumer guides. For example, in the training category, there already are more programs available than we can keep up with. So, we will be adding a series of questions for you to ask — a consumer's guide — to give you starting point for evaluating if a program or service or practice is right for you.
Below is the list of categories in the Resources Center:
ACEs 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.
Rafael Maravilla, Network Manager