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Four NC affiliates of PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities ready to measure their success in solving community problems

Leaders of PACEs science initiatives in four North Carolina counties are eager to begin measuring the impact of their work to solve the most intractable problems in their respective communities. Tommy Taylor “Each of these broad-based, cross-sector task forces is about preventing childhood trauma and its negative effects on long-term health. We want to heal trauma and create and build on positive childhood experiences in our communities so individuals, families, and communities themselves...

How the PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities inspires an early affiliate, Resilient Santa Barbara County

If one were to spell out the benefits of joining PACEs Connection’s Cooperative of Communities (COOP), there is no better person to ask than Barbara Finch, co-lead for Resilient Santa Barbara County , which was one of the first four affiliates to join COOP. “The biggest benefit,” she says, “is recognizing that you are part of an expansive and growing movement. There are so many different approaches to the work, and every community has its own experience. What we have learned since joining...

Four North Carolina resiliency initiatives join the PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities—thanks to the United Way

Members of the four Cape Fear Area resiliency initiatives celebrate their joining the PACES Connection Cooperative of Communities and thank United Way - Cape Fear Area leadership for "leaning in" on the work being done to prevent and heal childhood trauma, and build on positive childhood experiences to create individual, family and community resilience. The United Way-Cape Fear Area (UW-CFA) board of directors has voted to fund four North Carolina resiliency initiatives to join the PACEs...

PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities

The PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities (Coop) is a program of PACEs Connection that provides special tools and services for PACEs initiatives in neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, regions, states and countries. The Coop is an addition to PACEsConnection.com. It’s for PACEs initiatives that have progressed to the point where they’re ready for more advanced tools and services. The Coop is affiliate-driven, which means that PACEs initiatives steer the course of the cooperative.

Richmond Group Nurtures Trauma-Informed Networks Across Virginia

Resilience Week had to live up to its name. Virginia’s recognition of resilience-building efforts, originated by the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (GRTICN) and planned in collaboration with TICNs across the state, was set for May 3-9, 2020. Then COVID-19 came. A work group of GRTICN members collaborated with businesses, movie theaters, libraries, schools, local government agencies and non-profit organizations to swiftly pivot their plans to take place virtually: story...

Growing Resilient Communities: By Popular Demand, a How-To Series in Video

As a result of the pandemic and the national and international awakening to racial justice issues, ACEs Connection has seen an explosion of interest from members wanting to start local, organizational, and state-wide ACEs initiatives . If you’re seeking to bring healing to your communities, we can help you start new or grow existing ACEs initiatives by using our Growing Resilient Communities framework , and we’ve produced a series of videos to get you started or to provide a refresher. After...

Greater Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network, first to join ACEs Cooperative of Communities, shows what it means to ROCK!

In 2012, Greater Richmond SCAN and five other community partners hatched a one-year plan to educate the Richmond, Virginia, community about ACEs science and to embed trauma-informed practices. Eight years later, the original group has evolved into the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (GRTICN) with 495 people and 170 organizations. And they're just scratching the surface.

PACEs Connection, our Cooperative of Communities, and....Pando!

Last month, we officially launched the PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities. We are SO excited about this! And the communities that are part of the handful of PACEs initiatives that are piloting the Cooperative are, too! Before describing the Cooperative, I want to reassure our 40,000+ members and 277 PACEs initiatives (plus another 100 in development) that have communities on PACEs Connection that nothing on PACEsConnection.com changes! Membership is and remains free ! And it will...

PACEs Connection launches Cooperative of Communities

The PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities launches today. We want to continue to contribute to the PACEs movement for as long as it takes to create a worldwide healing-centered culture based on PACEs science. We want that to take hold in this world in the same way electricity has — we only notice it if it isn’t there. Nothing on PACEsConnection.com changes! Membership remains free! Everything our current 300 communities use stays free, and remains free for new ones.

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