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Adverse Childhood Experience and Resiliency

Adverse Childhood Experience and Resiliency

ACEs Connection 

A social network for people who are implementing - or thinking about implementing - trauma informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs research.

ACEs Connection Network - Minnesota ACES Action: A Trauma-Informed Network

ACEs Connection Network shares information and exchange ideas related to adverse childhood experiences, trauma and resilience that lead to practical and community-centered solutions in Minnesota 

The CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study 

The official ACE Study site, provided by the CDC

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University 

Take a deep dive into a site rich with reports, tools, and videos about the neurobiology of toxic stress and resilience. 

Nadine Burke Harris, MD Ted Talk

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's works to provide clinical cervices, develop and disseminate new interventions and resource materials, offer education and training programs, collaborate with established systems of care, engage in data collection and evaluation, and inform public policy and awareness efforts. 

SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach 

Introduces a concept of trauma and offers a framework for how an organization, system, or service sector can become trauma-informed. 

Amazing Brain Series 

Dr. Linda Burgess Chamberlain has written an amazing series of booklets called The Amazing Brain, illustrated by Peter Camburn.

The Institute for Safe Families have provided the series as either a download at no cost, or as a sturdy, brightly colored printed booklet. Contact The Institute for Safe Families at, phone (215.843.2046) or fax (215.843.2049) 

Clinical Resources


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