Two starting points:
- CDC – Adverse Childhood Experiences is an excellent starting point for understanding the data, impact, and actions to prevent and address adverse childhood experiences.
- PACES (Positive + Adverse Childhood Experiences, formerly ACES Connection) is a host site for dialog among local resilience efforts and across states.
- The New York State Trauma Champions Collaborative offers excellent set of resources to support organizational work to build a foundational understanding about trauma.
Continuing the deep dive:
- ACES Too High News (acestoohigh.com) is a news site for the general public on all things ACEs-, trauma-informed, and resilience-building.
- Center on the Developing Child of Harvard University (developingchild.harvard.edu/) offers clear explanations (video) and deep dive resources on the impact of stress on children and tools for fostering resilience. Its approach is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need, and social and emotional competence of children.
- Fostering Resilience (fosteringresilience.com/) A resource with a focus on skill-building strategies for children, teens and parents. Applies the 7Cs – The Essential Building Blocks of Resilience. See this applied to parent/teen communications at parentandteen.com/
- National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (www.samhsa.gov/child-trauma) is a comprehensive resource portal from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Note the “Evidence-based practices resource center” under Programs.
- New York State Trauma Informed Network (traumainformedny.org) provides a searchable database of resources and events, as well as a directory of service providers in NYS.
- No Limit Generation (nolimitgen.org) provides evidence-based, trauma-informed training videos designed to support an organization’s commitment to child well-being. See this series of videos on Emotional Well-being & Breath Body Mnd Practices for Children.
- Trauma Informed Schools (traumainformedschools.org/) is where you can find more on how Miss Kendra’s List can be implemented in schools. Our handout on the program is linked here.
With a focus on orgaizational and systems change: