After learning about PACEs Science, most people ask, “What can I do?” The good news is that there are so many steps that we can take to become healing-centered! Action may involve engaging at individual, organizational, community, or policy levels.
Calm and Connected Toolkit
The Calm and Connected Toolkit trainings help communities and networks grow the adult skills needed and brings in a wealth of wellness practices that are easy to integrate as curriculum in any youth centered programming.
Establishing a Level Foundation for Life: Mental Health Begins in Early Childhood, 2008/2012
This working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains how early childhood experiences can strengthen or disrupt a child’s emotional well-being. It also makes policy suggestions for promoting the kinds of environments and experiences that prevent early difficulties from derailing the developmental process.
NEAR@Home Toolkit: A Guided Process to Talk about Trauma and Resilience in Home Visiting, 2020
The NEAR@Home toolkit helps home visitors engage parents in using the ACEs questionnaire in a safe, respectful, and effective way for both home visitor and family. The toolkit has five core elements: Preparing, Asking, Listening, Affirming and Remembering. It contains useful scripts for dialogs between a home visitor and a parent, and is designed for home visitors who have some basic knowledge of NEAR science (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, ACEs, and Resilience) and have at least one year of experience in their model home visiting. ClickHEREto access the toolkit.
A Roadmap for Trauma-Informed Organizations by Resilient Georgia
The implementation of a trauma-informed approach is an ongoing organizational paradigm shift. Trainings on this website are divided into Trauma Aware, Trauma, Sensitive, Trauma Responsive, and Trauma Informed for the following sectors: first responders, healthcare providers, faith-based, juvenile justice, community, early childhood & education, youth-serving organizations, public health/social services, youth, school, parents & caregivers, and business.
Toward a More Equitable Tomorrow: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership by Ascend at the Aspen Institute, 2022
To transform the early childhood development field, we need bold leadership that is able to chart a new future, one that is grounded in equity and centered in the expertise of families. By investing in the people who will lead the way, we can catalyze economic prosperity, foster an ecosystem marked by radical collaboration, and create a nation that centers children and their families over the next decade. This report shares findings from our landscape assessment and offers insights for integrating these findings into a cross-sector child and family agenda for 2030.