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Poor Individual Risk Classification from Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening

In this article, Meehan et al. discuss the utility of ACEs screening for population level impacts of ACEs in the context of physical and mental health problems. However, the authors also consider the possibility that the screening tool has limitations when it comes to recognizing physical and mental health disorders on the individual level.

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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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Structural Racism Booklet: Research and Policy Analyses

The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives has consolidated a 40-page booklet of factsheets documenting evidence of for structural racism across systems. Topics range from social determinants of health to racially disproportionate discipline in early childhood educational settings. On this website, you can also find many congressional briefings on significant issues including reducing poverty,

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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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Thriving Families Safer Children Equitable Compensation Taskforce Report

The Thriving Families Safer Children (TFSC) movement includes 22 sites nationwide as well as lived expert leaders and five national partner organizations. Inconsistent practices across sites and partner organizations in how lived expert partners are compensated have been observed (also referred to in this report as lived experience partners, individuals with lived experience, or LEX).

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Public Narrative, Collective Action, and Power

This chapter discusses a framework that combines the head (strategy) and heart (narrative) to facilitate shared understanding and promote collective action. This framework explicates the emotion, motivation, and mobilization behind actions, identifying the inhibitors and facilitators to action. This chapter specifically emphasizes the importance of storytelling as a method of understanding motivations through plot setting,

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