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NJ ACEs Action Plan

Position Statement: Social Equity In New Jersey Demands Appropriate Use of The ACE Study

The New Jersey ACES Collaborative1 is committed to pursuing a standard of excellence in the engagement, partnering, and servicing of New Jersey residents and communities. This commitment demands we continuously review and assess the unique and comprehensive ways we provide that service. In 2019, the Collaborative released Adverse Childhood Experiences: Opportunities to Prevent, Protect Against, and Heal from the Effects of ACEs in New Jersey. This report identified five areas of...

NJ ACEs Collaborative ACEs Screening Position Release - 10/14/2021

Trenton – New Jersey’s ACEs Collaborative today announced that screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by care providers should be used as a means to provide assistance and referrals to children and families, not as a diagnostic or treatment tool. In a position paper released today, the Collaborative – a coalition of state-based foundations, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, and its Office of Resilience – advised that ACE screening results are an opportunity for...


Funding Up to $3,000,000 available for community collaboration and innovation microgrants over two (2) years. Each RAC shall receive up to $425,000 per year for community innovation microgrants There will be a Non-Mandatory Informational Bidders Conference for this RFP On October 19, 2021 at 12:00PM on Zoom. Questions are due by October 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM Bids are due: November 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Princeton Area Community Foundation awards $275,000 to statewide principal and administrator group to help students exposed to trauma

Krystal Knapp | Planet Princeton The Princeton Area Community Foundation is giving $275,000 to a statewide organization for principals and administrators to fund a program to teach school staff members in Mercer County how to identify students exposed to stressful or traumatic experiences, and how to engage all students in a way that promotes healing from the mental health effects of the pandemic. The Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) is the nonprofit arm of the New Jersey...

Video: NJ Actions4ACEs Public Awareness Campaign Launch - 6/23/21

Watch the virtual press conference in which representatives from the NJ ACEs Collaborative, along with State and community leaders, kicked off an exciting new public awareness campaign designed to highlight how we all can play a part to reduce the effects of childhood adversity, through actions both large and small that demonstrate compassion and promote a sense of emotional safety. How will you act to address ACEs in your community? Visit and help amplify this...

Actions4Aces Public Awareness Campaign Launch

Watch the virtual press conference live on YouTube at 11:15am . We need your help to amplify the messages of Actions 4 ACEs : Visit to find educational materials and a curated list of resources to help mobilize the community for understanding and action Use the campaign social media toolkit to spread the word on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram Share educational materials and resources with your colleagues and communities Follow the campaign on social media using...

New Jersey’s Actions 4 ACEs Campaign Launch

New Jersey’s Actions 4 ACEs campaign will launch tomorrow! Actions 4 ACEs will raise public awareness about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the simple - yet powerful - actions that adults can take to make a positive impact in children’s lives. Join the press conference live on YouTube, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11:15am, with the First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy Snyder Murphy, 2021 NJ State Teacher of the Year Angel Santiago, Chief Chris Leusner from Middle Township Police...

ACEs Training Opportunities

Building Self-Healing Communities – Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Join us for a 3-hour session on the impact of childhood trauma and its implications across the life course. The session with be interactive and will include small and large group dialog, reflection and time for questions and answers. Come ready to actively participate and engage with others on this journey! The Office of Resilience is presenting 3 great opportunities for you to engage in this transformative...

"Adverse Childhood Experiences: Inside New Jersey's New Plan to Address a Perennial Harm."

Greetings from NJ Spotlight News- Thank you for registering for our Thursday, 3/11, 4pm virtual roundtable, "Adverse Childhood Experiences: Inside New Jersey's New Plan to Address a Perennial Harm." Here is the link to the video event: No password is necessary to view. To join the chat and Q/A functions, please click on the "chat as guest" link. If the video doesn't play, try refreshing your browser and/or clicking the play button in the Vimeo player.

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Inside NJ's Plan to Address a Perennial Harm

Last month New Jersey unveiled a unique action plan to help families and communities protect against and heal from the effects of adverse childhood experiences that can cause harm to individuals and families for generations. After a year of living under intense pandemic pressures, the need has likely never been so great. Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, impact four of ten youngsters in New Jersey across racial and economic lines according to a 2019 report . These traumas – such as...

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