Handout from ACEs Aware grantee the Kyer Group that uses scuba diving as a useful metaphor for practicing and building resiliency.
Resources By Topic
The ACE resources below are organized by topic to help you find the right resource more quickly. Select a topic to see a list and descriptions of corresponding resources.
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News and information on ACEs and how to connect to networks of ACE resources.
This center will focus on resilience in children and families for long-term health.
The resilience project is dedicated to helping and protecting today’s youth. This site describes the science of ACEs, toxic stress; becoming a trauma-informed medical home; screening for and responding to trauma symptoms; integration with early brain development; handouts for parents.
The training toolkit is an education tool for pediatricians, residents, medical home teams, and others to better understand the effects of exposure to violence and how to approach the issue in the pediatric medical home setting.
These 4 ads can be used to educate pediatricians and other health care professionals about the important role they play in identifying children who have been exposed to violence or are experiencing toxic stress. They’re ideal for physically hanging in staff lounges, hallways, or other high-traffic areas. They can also be used for newsletters and other promotional pieces.
Webinars on toxic stress and resilience.
Handout for parents about caring for themselves and children.
A number of AAP policy statements and clinical reports that can help guide pediatricians and the medical home in identifying and treating children exposed to violence.
What providers can do in clinical practice to address ACEs and toxic stress to help and protect youth.
This document provides pediatricians and other health care providers with prevention and intervention resources.
A consumer resource featuring information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being.
An American Psychological Association (APA) fact sheet series, “How psychologists can help,” provides insight into how psychologists can help patients manage a range of chronic health conditions.
4CA is a cross-sector advocacy organization that includes child welfare, early childhood, education, health, and youth justice collaboration in joint advocacy towards resolving ACEs.
Webinars on state-level policy approaches to addressing childhood adversity.
A handout that includes tips for providers that promote their resilience and prevent burnout.Also Available in: Spanish
The Science Behind the Skills Adults Need to Succeed in Parenting and in the Workplace. This document details the science behind prolonged stress impacts and rebuilding skills to succeed in adulthood, oriented towards any service provider.
This document details the science behind prolonged stress impacts and rebuilding skills to succeed in adulthood, oriented towards any service provider.
This brief is part of a series that summarizes essential scientific findings from Center publications.
This interactive feature shows how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet on how children benefit when parents have safe, stable, nurturing relationships.
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page provides information on how much sleep is recommended by age group and habits for improving sleep.
A brief describing the importance of safe, stable, nurturing relationships, written for a lay audience.
This document describes a framework to guide communities’ (“community” refers to any group with shared interests such as neighborhoods, counties, states, and professional groups) activities that will support the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive members of their communities so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children.
Helpful tips for positive and effective parenting at different ages.
Press release regarding ACEs having been linked to at least 5 of the top 10 leading causes of death.
The Public Health Leadership (PHL) Initiative believes public health agencies can make great strides in preventing child maltreatment. From 2010-2013, the PHL Initiative worked with national and state public health leaders to better understand successes and challenges of public health efforts to address child maltreatment.
Helpful tips for positive and effective parenting at different ages.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence.
“How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.”
Families Thrive is a Contra Costa, CA-based cross-sectoral partnership to address needs of children and families impacted by trauma, including intimate partner violence.
A Carpinteria Children’s Project handout for adults on how to lower toxic stress.Also Available in: Spanish
A Carpinteria Children’s Project handout for parents and families on how to lower toxic stress and create safe, stable, nurturing environments (english).
Reviews of best rated 2019 meditation apps for adults.
Article on the AAP Parenting website about self-care for mothers.
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.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The nation’s voice of mental health and addiction providers who care for 10 million adults and children.
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.
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.
This paper presents findings from interviews with school stakeholders that help to identify promising practices for school-based integrated systems of care as well as barriers and facilitators to implementing and sustaining school-based integrated models.
Find a therapist near you.
This site provides practical tips on how to incorporate building blocks into a kid’s day to help them bounce back.
This locator can help you find community outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment facilities, including affordable mental health services in your area
This 2019 report describes New Jersey’s statewide effort to address ACEs.
The mission of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network is to raise the standard of care and improve access to the services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.
This 2-page document discusses the impact of ACEs on health and the importance of stable, nurturing relationships – it is a companion piece to Too Small to Fail’s report, “Not Just ‘Soft Skills’: How Young Children’s Learning & Health Benefit from Strong Social-Emotional Development.” (Scroll down to bottom of webpage)
Positive Parenting Program—tips for caregiving through 16 years, with additional, formal (paid) online and in-person courses.
Tips on positive parenting.