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Community

In our neighborhoods, schools, grocery stores, and playgrounds, communities all matter in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and supporting individual and family resilience. Each person’s life history impacts who they are, how they develop relationships, and how they respond to opportunities. Follow the Roadmap to Resilience above to see how communities are working to educate their neighbors and change attitudes! Read more

Parents

In our neighborhoods, schools, grocery stores, and playgrounds, communities are important in supporting individual and family resilience. Understanding that each person’s life history impacts who they are, how they develop relationships, and how they respond to opportunities is critical in creating healthy and safe communities. Read more

Providers

Understanding the life history of the people you serve, no matter what services you provide will help your services be more effective. Asking about their personal experiences with adversity will build your relationships, and understanding your own experiences will help build your empathy and ability to respond. Knowing how those experiences have an impact, and the variety of responses, will frame the services you provide to truly meet peoples’ needs. Read more

Policy Makers

In a time of limited resources and growing needs, policy makers need to understand the causes of our deepest social issues and invest resources appropriately. Understanding the role of childhood trauma and the social costs that trauma creates in health care, drug and alcohol abuse, poverty, lost productivity, incarceration, and special education will drive informed social policy. Supporting programs that build resilience will reduce costs in treatment, education, criminal justice, and create a stronger society. Read more

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