Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience Training and Resources
When children experience traumatic events (ACEs), it can have lasting effects on their mental health and wellbeing. Studies show that at least 67% of the population has at least one ACE. This page contains training opportunities and resources related to the ACE study, the brain science, and biological changes that happen when a child experiences trauma. But there’s hope: ACEs are not our destiny! Learn how to build individual and family resilience despite what may have happened to us in the past.
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Resources and Links
The Brain Architecture Game (video is on the upper right of the page)
Host a documentary screening: Paper Tigers and Resilience
Chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems, and substance abuse. After Lincoln’s principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school’s approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students. From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support, and academic promise at Lincoln High.
Great for anyone who works with kids or has teenagers. (Video is free for prime members.)
Community Resilience Initiative (A few Virginia CSBs offer their Community Resilience Initiative Course 1 Trauma Informed and Course 2 Trauma Supportive)