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Minnesota ACEs Action: A Trauma-Informed Network (MN)

We share information and exchange ideas related to adverse childhood experiences, trauma and resilience that lead to practical and community-centered solutions in Minnesota.

April 2022

Growing Resilient Communities: Annual Gathering of Collaboratives and Tribal Nations Addressing ACEs

The Growing Resilient Communities Gathering is an annual statewide event that supports Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives and Indigenous Communities as they work to build self-healing communities across Minnesota. All are welcome to join this free virtual daylong event. Collaboratives, Indigenous community members, and their partners are encouraged to attend this daylong virtual gathering. FamilyWise Services is planning and hosting this event, with support from the...

Resilience Film Viewing and Discussion

Join us for a virtual discussion about the Resilience documentary on Monday, May 9th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Please view the film in advance. The film will be streaming virtually at no cost from Saturday, May 7th- to Monday, May 9th, 2022. For more information about the film, check out this link: Questions? Please contact Barb Sorum at

Cultivating Community Wellbeing with Elaine Miller-Karas - June 22, Noon

What are the elements that help to create stronger communities? Elaine Miller-Karas will discuss how the natural leaders, the trusted wise members of communities, can help in cultivating meaningful, compassionate dialogue to help to create systems that are more equitable, just, and inclusive. She will describe the importance of bringing additional skills to communities that are accessible, affordable, portable, and adaptable. Rather than one definition of “resilience,” she will share the...

OPENING: Communication and Development VISTA position

Are you interested in supporting communities as they work to reduce adversity and build protective factors? Are you interested in developing marketing and communication processes for a nonprofit? The FamilyWise Services Communication and Development VISTA position may be the right fit for you! Check out this link for more details:

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