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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:

 

  1. the epidemiology of adverse childhood experiences (the ACE Study and expanded ACE surveys),

  2. the neurobiology of toxic stress caused by ACEs (especially the effects on a child's developing brain),

  3. the health consequences of toxic stress (especially as an adult),

  4. the epigenetic consequences of toxic stress (how the effects of ACEs are passed on from generation to generation),

  5. 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 Science and Racism

 

ACEs Science Books

 

ACEs Science for Communities

 

ACEs Science for Workplaces

 

ACEs Science Glossaries

 

ACEs Science Presentations

 

ACEs Science Research

 

ACEs Science Videos & Documentaries

 

ACEs Science Webinars

 

ACEs Surveys

 

How the Resource Center Works

 

Organizations (ACEs-Informed)

 

Policy & Legislation

 

Resilience Surveys

 

Spanish-Language Resources

 

Topic: Education

 

Topic: Parenting

 

Topic: Pediatrics

 

Training (for individuals, organizations, communities)

 

Trauma-Informed Guides, Presentations, & Self-Assessment Tools

 

Trauma-Informed Therapists

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 adverse childhood experiences to solve our most intractable problems. We believe that we can create a resilient world where people thrive.