Trauma-informed Practice

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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PACEs connection – NJ ACEs Collaborative ACEs Screening Position

The NJ ACEs Collaborative states that ACEs screenings should not be a diagnostic or treatment mechanism but rather a tool to provide assistance and referrals to children and families. This position paper advises that using ACEs screening in an integrated care approach gives professionals the opportunity to develop more personal connections with patients and clients

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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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The Future of Healing: Shifting from Trauma-Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement

In this blog post, Ginwright describes the shortcomings of the term “trauma informed care,” as it is incomplete, requires that we treat trauma but not the root causes, and risks fostering pathologization rather than possibility. They propose a more holistic approach that is healing-centered rather than trauma-informed, emphasizing the collective experience of trauma and highlights

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Press On — A Coalition of Coalitions to Move the Trauma-Informed Movement Forward

Press On is a national coalition of local trauma-informed coalitions, formed to create a unified voice for trauma-informed advocacy across the United States. Membership is open to any state, local, or regional cross-sector trauma-informed coalition whose mission is to promote trauma-informed practices. The coalition includes six practices: advocacy, promote statewide coalitions, sharing of best practices,

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How One State Achieved Breakthrough Improvements in a Highly Stressed Foster Care System

This webinar discusses Restore Hope Arkansas’ work in transforming Arkansas’ foster care system and highlights the process of creating and using strategy maps as a strategic framework to align many stakeholders, leverage innovative technology, and effectively engage community partners. The recording is available on-demand.

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Trauma-Informed Libraries

This webpage is a PACEs Connection community of library professionals and library supporters who seek to share ACEs Science with institutions, organizations, and communities; explore and implement trauma-informed approaches; and build community resilience through our programs, practices and publications. These libraries also includes a community for advocation of the bio/psycho/social well being of foster children.

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