Policy Impact

Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) through Policy and Advocacy (Toolkit)

This toolkit was created by the MARC Foundation to support and encourage cross-sector networks in trauma-informed policy and advocacy efforts. The toolkit compiles examples of cross-sector trauma-informed policy and practice from around the country. For leaders looking to better understand the role of policy and advocacy in the ACEs, Resilience, and Trauma (ART) movement this

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Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health

This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics describes how relational health can be employed to build resilience and mitigate childhood toxic stress by partnering with families and communities. A paradigm shift from a problem-focused model to a solution-based approach would actively engage youth and their families in developing strategies to cope with current

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Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center

The Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center provides resources to guide health care organizations and schools in becoming trauma-informed. Some topics include the impact of racism on patient health, tips on starting conversations about trauma-informed care (TIC) with organization leadership, and TIC in the context of high-need populations. Additionally, overviews of ACEs and their impacts across

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30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare System

An examination of how child welfare policy in this country has failed children, youth, families, and their communities for decades and Black families since 1619. The timeline pictured gives the reader an outline of the failed policies impacting the poor, Black, and Brown families who have and are touching the child welfare system. Second, the

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network Policy Makers

NCTSN has collaborated with policy makers since their inception by Congress in 2000. Through this collection of resources, policy makers and other interested parties can learn more about the causes, consequences, and potential legislative responses to childhood traumatic stress. Topics include trauma related to migration, substance misuse, intimate partner violence, and propose trauma-informed policies for

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Brookings – State Resilience and Recovery: Strategies to reduce inequality and promote prosperity by creating better places

This report discusses the importance of addressing economic inequities across the United States by focusing in on specific regions, due to the vast disparities that exist in certain places over others. State policies are crucial in this endeavor because of their ability to make investments in local communities. Additionally, putting special focus on building stronger

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