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Resource List - Introduction to ACEs and Resilience

This resource list includes links to internet resources that introduce people to ACEs and the ACE Study. It also includes links to resources related to self-care, equity and historical trauma, the NEAR speakers bureau, resilience, and addressing ACEs in your community and in Washington State.

Introduction to ACEs and Resilience
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), 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 - http://www.albertafamilywellne...s-health-our-society

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

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

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
(If you want to print the information, there is a tiny link in the upper right corner.)

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, 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 – A Team Effort (GATE) --  (Includes archived webinars)

 Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) -

 Project AWARE -

 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) - 

(Includes link to SEL Online Equation Module)

Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention -

DISCLAIMER: Items listed in the list above are provided as a public service and do not necessarily represent the views of the Washington State Department of Health nor does it imply endorsement of the item’s methods or findings. The Department of Health assumes no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by the Department of Health.


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