ACEs Matter

ACEs Matter is an organization whose mission is to start conversations about ACEs in every community that wants to break generational cycles of child abuse, dysfunction, and neglect through prevention, intervention, and education. They envision educating every home, business, and school in a marginalized community to reduce ACEs’ generational transmission.


#WeHealUs is a grassroots campaign that amplifies hard work in building resilience and healing as more individuals, organizations, and governments nationwide embrace trauma-informed and healing-centered policies and practices.

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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Department of Children and Families – Office of Resilience

The Office of Resilience facilitates initiatives related to preventing ACEs across the state of New Jersey. This site describes how the state government is striving to make ACEs and healing-centered practices central to their work and policies.

Resilient Wisconsin

This webpage provided by the Wisconsin state government provides information about building resiliencies within ourselves, relationships, and communities, including how to cope with trauma and toxic stress in a helping position.

Kids Count Data Center

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States.

System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communities

Chapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the research accessible to the field, and to promote testing and evaluation of key strategies. The Methods Report, a companion to the five equity bulletins and toolkit, describes the approach and methods used to develop strategies …

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The Prevention Services Clearinghouse​

A database of placement prevention services that are classified as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria. Family First provides federal reimbursement for well-supported, supported, and promising services.

AFCARS Reports

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with title IV-E agency involvement. Presents national estimates of foster care and adoption population characteristics and breakdowns via state.

Maintaining Cultural Connections

Identity is one of the seven lifelong core issues in adoption. Connecting with cultural roots is crucial for a child’s identity development. Children adopted from other countries may find it difficult to form a healthy sense of self without immersion in the culture of their birth country. It is important that parents take the time …

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