Chapter 2: Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care, by Leigh Kimberg, MD and Margaret Wheeler, MD, Posted with permission. Gerber MR, editor. Trauma-Informed Healthcare Approaches: A Guide for Primary Care. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2019. Posted with permission.
While approaches for responding to ACEs, ACE-Associated Health Conditions, and toxic stress may differ by practice setting or community, ACEs Aware is aggregating and sharing learnings, research, practices, and experiences that will unite us to advance the standard of care for ACEs and toxic stress.
The following links contain free information and resources for clinicians and advocates on screening for ACEs, approaching treatment for ACE-Associated Health Conditions and toxic stress, and providing trauma-informed care.
ACEs Aware is continuing to identify and share resources. If you have a resource to add, email info@ACEsAware.org.
RJ Gillespie’s presentation on Identifying Toxi Stress in Pediatric Practices at the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics Event.
A Carpinteria Children’s Project handout for adults on how to lower toxic stress (English).
A Carpinteria Children’s Project handout for adults on how to lower toxic stress (spanish).
A Carpinteria Children’s Project handout for parents and families on how to lower toxic stress and create safe, stable, nurturing environments (english).
A Carpinteria Children’s Project handout for parents and families on how to lower toxic stress and create safe, stable, nurturing environments (spanish).
Reviews of best rated 2019 meditation apps for adults.
Webpage on Social Determinants of Health, with emerging solutions
Article on the AAP Parenting website about self-care for mothers.
Article on AAP’s Parenting website to encourage parents to care for themselves and children.
This 2018 brief was written by Shannon Artiga and Elizabeth Hinton
The Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force, created in 2012, is comprised of health leaders who came together to create key priorities and data indicators in a ten-year plan to make California the healthiest state in the nation.
MARC is a learning collaborative of 14 communities across the US engaged in building a movement for a just, healthy, and resilient world, in which they share best practices and receive financial and technical assistance in advancing ACEs-informed work across sectors, including early childhood education, aging, healthcare, and juvenile justice.
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
A consensus study report published in 2019 that reviews the social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors significantly affect a child’s health ecosystem and ability to thrive throughout adulthood.
The report identifies and assesses current and emerging approaches and recommends ways to expand and optimize social care in the health care setting.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or email@example.com Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm ET.
The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
Overview of treatments and practices for healing from trauma.
Created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events, this network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners, works on moving scientific gains quickly into practice. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This brief presents research on adverse childhood experiences and highlights state strategies to prevent and reduce their occurrence and negative effects. Such policies include strategies to build resilience in children and families, help parents reduce stress, and increase screening and treatment for ACEs.
The National Council is the nation’s voice of mental health and addiction providers who care for 10 million adults and children. To better address trauma in primary care, Kaiser Permanente and the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) launched the Trauma-Informed Care Primary Care: Fostering Resilience and Recovery initiative to develop, test, disseminate and scale a field-informed Change Package.
Report written by Shannon Mace, JD, MPH, and Reba Smith, MS and published in 2018.
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.
National Pediatric Practice Community is an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness. This network brings together pioneering pediatric practitioners interested in integrating ACEs screening and response into clinical care. This document contains webinar slides on ways to communicate about ACEs with patients and families.