Healthy, happy kids grow up to create a healthy, happy world.
This is a social network. Its members use trauma-informed practices to prevent & lower adverse childhood experiences, and raise resilience.
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 ACEsTooHigh.com 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.
“ Response-based practice stems from the observation that when people are badly treated or when they face adversity, they always respond in some kind of way to address the adversity, to resist the violence, to preserve and reassert their dignity,” said Wade. “When you see how people…Continue
Posted by Chris Engel on May 23, 2013 at 6:57pm
"From birth to age five, children require the most preventive and developmental health services. The BUILD Initiative supports state and community leaders in strengthening the five “Cs” of a strong early childhood health system:
Posted by Chris Engel on May 23, 2013 at 6:47pm
“We have hundreds of research reports now that convincingly demonstrate links between animal abuse as a predictor and an indicator of other types of violence,” Arkow, a lecturer and author on the subject, said last Wednesday.
“We’ve always excused childhood acts of cruelty against animals…Continue
Posted by Chris Engel on May 23, 2013 at 6:37pm
"This highly collaborative programme aims to examine how creative practice in the arts and humanities can promote the kinds of connectedness and reciprocity that support 'mutual recovery' in terms of mental health and well-being.
"Creative practice could be a powerful tool for…Continue
Posted by Chris Engel on May 23, 2013 at 6:30pm
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