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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The NAMI HelpLine can be reached at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.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.

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.

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.

Positive Parenting Program—tips for caregiving through 16 years, with additional, formal (paid) online and in-person courses.

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