ACEs and Trauma-informed Resources
5 minute Primer on Adverse Childhood Events Study
Featuring educational media from Paper Tigers and Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
A poignant 4 minute video demonstrating the negative and positive impacts that every adult in a child's school day can have on the student's experience
Health Connections Special: ACES - Adverse Childhood Experiences
Excellent 30 minute video by KCRB North Bay Public Media on understanding ACES and neurobiological response to stress.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime Childhood trauma isn't something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains the effect that abuse, neglect and other factors can have on the development of the brain and the profound impact this has on adult-onset disease.
Why a Resilient Community Benefits us All
A blog explaining the many voices of Walla Walla, for the Beyond Paper Tigers conference. Includes a 12 minute video on resilient community
Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients?
We are long overdue for a national awareness campaign - similar to public health initiatives on how seat belts save lives, smoking causes cancer, and hand washing prevents flu - to educate physicians and families on how childhood trauma begets adult illness.
Resilience practices overcome students’ ACEs in trauma-informed high school, say the data
A school tried a new approach to discipline - after four years, suspensions dropped 90%, there were no expulsions, and kids' grades, test scores and graduation rates surged.
Stress and Early Brain - Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
This flyer, developed by the Community & Family Services Division at the Spokane (WA) Regional Health District, is a great introduction for people just learning about the ACE Study.
Articles, newsletters and blogs
How Trauma is Changing Children's Brains
A National Education Association newsletter article on strategies teachers and schools are using to improve outcomes for all children -- especially those impacted by toxic stress and/or trauma
A dynamic e-newsletter that covers the latest research and stories, connecting people using trauma-informed/resilience-building practices.
Helping Traumatized Children Learn
A report and policy-agenda that can be downloaded from Trauma-sensitive Schools
Values for a Trauma-Informed Care Culture in Your Classroom
Excellent blog article that gives an account of one student's experience in a classroom and school.