A Case for Collecting Adverse Childhood Experiences Data

Let me start with a radical statement: I love data. One of my favorite activities in my role as chief strategy officer at Children & Families First, a large nonprofit child and family services agency, is turning columns of numbers into sets of colorful graphs. But even more satisfying is watching someone engage with the data as it reveals previously hidden meaning.

Teens Lead Way in Teaching About ACEs and Resilience

Two volunteers race against the clock to stack red Solo cups into the highest tower they can manage. Two volunteers race against the clock to stack red Solo cups into the highest tower they can manage.

Working Ranch Integrates ACEs, Animals into Treatment for Teens

Although it’s too soon to tell if integrating trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) sciences is making a difference for the teens living at Home on the Range, a residential treatment center in Sentinel Butte, North Dakota, it’s made a huge difference for the people who work there.

Traumatized, Locked Up, LA Girls Starting to Get More Help

Moriah Barrett, then 14, woke up to burns on her body one night along with physical evidence that she had been raped. She had been invited to a party the night before by someone she considered a friend . . .

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Meeting the Needs of Kids in the U.S. Who Fled Violence in Central America

A network of services is vital to meet needs of growing numbers of kids fleeing violence: academic support, legal representation and after-school enrichment . . .

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