(9) Social-Emotional Health

Social-Emotional Health & ACEs

Social-Emotional Health


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • ACEs Connection
    • ACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement and promotes trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions
  • The Truth About ACEs, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • One page overview of ACEs, used as a handout at Resilience screening by Prevent Child Abuse NC
  • Resilience Screening Resources, Prevent Child Abuse NC
    • 2-page resource guide for Resilience
  • Sonoma County ACES Fellowships Best Practices
    • This remarkable program is unique to Sonoma County California. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resiliency Fellowship is a 9-month intensive interdisciplinary program designed for community members who serve as community educators on the topics of toxic stress, trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, or Adverse Community Experiences.
  • [Article] Launching or growing an ACEs initiative? We’ve got an app (& tools & guidelines) for that!!
  • What’s Toxic Stress“, Stress Health
  • How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime,” Nadine Burke Harris
    • Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
  • Brains: Journey to Resilience” — Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
    • Learn about the resilience scale in this scientifically rigorous (and cinematically epic) video created by the AFWI in consultation with the FrameWorks Institute and the Harvard Center on the Developing Child
  • Brain Architecture Game” — Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
    • The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds an understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for society.
  • ACE Too High
    • A news site that reports on research about ACEs and research-based initiatives to help children and families.
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    • Lots of resources on trauma types, treatments, trauma-informed care, etc.
  • “Got Your ACE Score?” — ACEs Too High
    • What’s Your ACE Score? (and, at the end, What’s Your Resilience Score?
  • “Got Your ACE Score?” — ACE Response
    • Spanish ACEs Questionnaire
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma in Young Children: What We know and What We Can Do, University of Minnesota Extension, Extension Center for Family Development
    • Report about what is known and not known about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) from the research.


NC initiatives


See related: Resilience (click here)