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Building A Trauma Informed System of Care Toolkit


We are delighted to make available the Building Strong Brains of Tennessee funded, Building A Trauma Informed System of Care toolkit.  This toolkit is based upon the work of the Northeast Tennessee ACEs Connection group and it's many partners since 2015.  In time, Building Strong Brains of Tennessee will also have printed copies available.  In preparing this toolkit, Dr. Andi Clements and I tried to share in a very transparent fashion the steps we've taken, mistakes we've made and inspiring successes of our System of Care partners as we have raised regional awareness to the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how to reduce the effects of childhood trauma by building more resilient communities.  In 2018, we were humbled that representatives from SAMHSA and the National Center of Trauma Informed Care came to Johnson City to co-host a forum to learn our story citing we had developed a model for other cities to follow.  It is our hope, by sharing these practical steps, it will help accelerate the work going on in many cities by tireless ACEs champions!

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