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Washington, DC Metro Area ACEs Connection

This group explores issues related to adversity, trauma and resilience in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. We are advocates, trauma survivors, concerned community members, and professionals who share information and develop practical solutions, to support the Washington, DC metro area to become trauma-informed, address sources of adversity, and promote health and resilience.

Recent Blog Posts

Call to Action & Toolkit: Urge Congress to Support Trauma-Informed Legislation

It’s time to take action and make our voices heard to build healthy, resilient communities! The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) is organizing trauma-informed advocates, activists, and stakeholders to urge their U.S. Senators and Representatives to support two bipartisan, bicameral bills that would significantly help prevent, address, and mitigate the negative impacts of trauma through community-based/led initiatives.

Don't Miss CRI's Conference 2023: Pathways to Resilience

Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) is presenting its first in-person conference after gathering online over the past three years due to COVID restrictions. This year’s conference takes place from July 20 to 21, 2023 at the beautiful Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, VA. Entitled Pathways to Resilience , the conferenc e offers a multitude of talks, presentations, activities and workshops focused on processing the collective trauma we all have lived through over the past few years...

Three-million-dollar award will enhance efforts to advance health equity and racial justice (

Prevention Institute is honored to have received a three-million-dollar grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. These generous resources affirm both the dedicated work of our staff and the urgent need to fight for systems, policies, and narratives that support equity, racial justice, and community power. For us, this means focusing on upstream prevention to achieve health, safety, and wellbeing across multiple generations, especially within Black, indigenous and communities of color, and...

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