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Washington State ACEs Action (WA)

A forum to inform and connect individuals and communities working to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent and mitigate ACEs in Washington State.

Introduction - Getting Started

Resources for individuals, organizations, and communities moving along trauma and hope-informed pathways in order to:

  • Prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
  • Promote resilience and safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Promote equity and racial justice.
  • Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health.

… so that all children, youth, families and communities have equal opportunity for educational success, economic stability, health, and well-being.

Introduction to ACE Study and ACEs
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Looking at How ACEs Affect Our Lives & Society (Infographic

ACEs Primer, KPJF Films -- (5 minute video)

Personal and Parental Reflections on Adverse Childhood Experiences (8 minute video) - 

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Connecting a Developmental Lens to the Health of Society – Robert Anda, MD, 2011 (55 minutes), Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

ACEs Connection –
      Washington State ACEs Action -

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Adverse Childhood Experiences - Includes link to infographic.

Self -Care
Self-Care Starter Kit, School of Social Work, University of Buffalo

Relaxation Tool Kit, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

Equity/Historical Trauma/Culture and Trauma

With Health and Justice for All, Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association --; (3:20)

Culture and Trauma – National Child Traumatic Stress Network


The Road to Resilience - American Psychological Association

Addressing ACEs in your Community and in Washington State

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing  Community Trauma, Kaiser Permanente and Prevention Institute, February 2016

Building Community, Building Hope, Administration on Children and Families, 2015; (22:37)

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University -- 
Includes: Science – Brain Architecture, Toxic Stress, Resilience, Serve and Return, and Executive Foundation & Self-Regulation

Pulling Together for Wellness, American Indian Health Commission for Washington State -

 Self-Healing Communities: A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health. Laura Porter, Kimberly Martin, PhD, and Robert Anda, MD, MS, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 Strengthening Families – A Protective Factor Framework (Center for the Study of Social Policy) -

 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Compassionate Schools --

Graduation Equity Initiative -

Archived GATE equity webinar series --  

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) -

Project AWARE -

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) -
Includes links to SEL Online Education Module and SEL Indicators Workgroup

School Safety Center – Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention



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