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Two studies shed light on state legislators’ views on ACEs science and trauma policy

New and returning lawmakers take the oath of office on day one of Washington state's 2017 legislative session. — Jeanie Lindsay/Northwest News Network As advocates prepare to see how ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) science, trauma, and resilience play out in the 2020 state legislative sessions — many beginning in January — they are undoubtedly asking: “What does a legislator want?" It may be a stretch to play on Freud’s question: “What does a women want?", but the query captures how...

Plymouth County Drug Endangered Children's Initiative Team at BJA/OVC Grantees Meeting

Edward Jacoubs, MSW, Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects with the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Melinda Kneeland, Director of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Community Connections, Family Center and Drug Endangered Children’s Initiative were asked to present on the skill-building topic of “Successful Partnerships + Strong Collaborations = Safe and Healthy Children”

Plymouth County's (MA) Drug Endangered Children's Initiative

The Drug Endangered Children’s Initiative in Plymouth County, Massachusetts is now accepting referrals to help children impacted by the opioid crisis. Children who live in a home where a parent, sibling or other family member struggles with addiction are likely experiencing trauma. Grandparents increasingly find themselves raising grandchildren, and some children end up in the foster care system. The DEC Initiative seeks to help those families. The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office...

Welcome and Join the Movement to Build Resiliency!

Today, at the "2nd Annual Building a Resilient Community - Redefining a Community Approach to ACES: A Path Forward" , held at Greenfield Community College on June 5, 2019, we are thrilled to unveil our own ACES Connection web page! On this site, you will find events, trainings, resources and tools that will help all of us in our work to create a more trauma-informed and sensitive community. Have an idea? A resource to share? Don't hesitate to reach out and contact us here. Thanks for all you...

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