On November 15, 2022, PACEs Connection hosted an open meeting to share information about our new Statewide Cooperative of Communities.
Just as there is an acceleration in the work that individual PACEs champions and regional initiatives do to build resilient communities that can effectively prevent, treat, and heal ACEs, there has been increasing interest in developing similar statewide efforts.
PACEs Connection has responded by creating a Cooperative of Communities designed for state PACEs and resilience coalitions. Like its regional predecessor, the Statewide Co-op provides both learning opportunities and assessment support to strengthen community resilience. In 2023, the Co-op will host members in eight interactive virtual workshops to build new, or expand existing, PACEs-informed statewide initiatives.
This first open meeting provided information about the new program; PACEs champions at the center of emerging statewide PACEs initiatives discussed activities in their respective states.
The agenda featured presentations by leaders in nationwide PACEs efforts:
- Jesse Kohler of the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) discussed the PressOn campaign and CTIPP’s efforts to advocate for the 118th Congress to be the body that accelerates the PACEs movement nationwide (Review and sign on here).
- Jennifer Ryan of Aurrera Health Group discussed the work of Pathways to Resilience, including the opportunity to join the Pathways to Resilience Learning Network.
Both Kohler and PACEs Connection CEO Ingrid Cockhren serve on the advisory board for Pathways to Resilience.
If you are interested in learning more about the PACEs Connection Statewide Cooperative of Communities, please review our informational brochure, which can be downloaded here. For additional questions about your coalition becoming a member, contact me, Donielle Prince, director of state Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.