ACEs Connection

Healthy, happy kids grow up to create a healthy, happy world.

This community of practice uses trauma-informed, resilience-building practices to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences & further trauma.


How to use ACEsTooHigh Network - it's easy!

Think of this network as a Facebook just for the community of people who are implementing -- or thinking of implementing -- ACE concepts in international, national, state or local agencies, organizations, or communities.

It's incredible just how much activity is taking place across the country -- people are instituting a trauma-informed or trauma-sensitive approach in education, juvenile justice, mental health clinics, hospitals, child welfare, prisons, domestic violence programs, cities, towns and neighborhoods.

This network can help you achieve your goals faster by sharing resources, news about upcoming events, and information about best and worst practices.  

It's easy to start: Just sign up, fill out your profile, and go to "My Page" to start adding information about what you're doing.

If you're looking for others who are doing what you're doing or what you want to do, start a group and invite people to join. 

This ACEs Too High Network also links to the news site, which is for the general public. Much of what is posted there ends up here, with the addition of details that are of more interest to this community. 

 If you've got a question, send me a message by putting a comment on my wall. I'll be glad to get on the phone with you to answer any questions. 


Blog Posts

100 Resilient Cities Challenge [Rockefeller Foundation]

The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities worldwide that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world.

We can't predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But we can control how we respond to these challenges. We can adapt to the shocks and stresses of our world and transform them into opportunities for growth. If your city applies for the 100…


Posted by Jane Stevens on July 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Agreement reached on ‘willful defiance’ bill [California -]

After several months of negotiations, Gov. Jerry Brown and advocates for less punitive disciplinary policies have compromised on a bill that would limit schools’ ability to suspend or expel students for “willful defiance,” according to…


Posted by Jane Stevens on July 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

One in six American teens seen at emergency departments has experienced dating violence, new research finds.

Researchers surveyed nearly 4,100 teens, aged 14 to 20, who came to a suburban ER and found that one in five girls and…


Posted by Jasmine Pettis on July 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Parental death linked to higher risk of dying prematurely

People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows.

A study that tracked more than 7 million people for…


Posted by Tina Marie Hahn, MD, FAAP on July 23, 2014 at 12:00pm

Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse

Adults with dyslexia are more likely to report that they were physically abused as children or teenagers than people who don't have the learning disorder, according to a new study.

Dyslexia, which affects up to 10 percent of people, causes problems with reading and writing. Researchers found that 35 percent of adults with this condition said they suffered…


Posted by Jasmine Pettis on July 23, 2014 at 12:00pm

'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School

40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

Middle school students who send sexually explicit text messages and photos to one another are more likely to have sex than those who don't "sext," a new study…


Posted by Jasmine Pettis on July 23, 2014 at 12:00pm

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