It is possible to reduce risk for ACEs while also mitigating consequences for those already affected by these experiences by creating the conditions for healthy communities and focusing on primary prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released new information showing negative outcomes linked to ACEs, how we can help those who have experienced ACEs AND how we can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place!
- Learn what employers, healthcare providers, and communities can do to reduce trauma through policies and practices.
- See how Georgia is working through CDC's Essentials Framework to prevent and reduce childhood trauma.
- Join Georgia ACEs Connection- an action based social network for those who utilize or want to know more about ACE science.
- Connect Families you know with supportive resources by calling 1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373) or going online to search for resources near you. www.PCAGeorgiaHelpline.org
Keep the Conversation Going:
Connections Matter Georgia focuses on educating everyone on the effects and prevention efforts of ACEs in Georgia. www.ConnectionsMatterGA.org
This is a new in-person training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to:
• Improve resiliency,
• Prevent childhood trauma, and
• Understand how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma.
The Connections Matter Georgia initiative is a new collaboration between the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia using the curriculum developed by PCA Iowa and Strengthening Families Georgia's Protective Factors.