This section contains resources developed by PACEs Connection as well as by partners in the positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs) movement. It includes information on state and federal legislation, toolkits on how to get involved in advocacy,
Center for Community Resilience (CCR)
The Center for Community Resilience at The George Washington University has released its2021 A Resilient Nation Federal Policy Agenda(May 7, 2021) to highlight policy priorities that ensure a pathway to equitable recovery from COVID-19, but also dismantle pervasive issues of inequity that are producing the Pair of ACEs - adverse childhood experiences that occur in the context of adverse community environments. The legislative agenda brings to bear the expertise of the Center for Community Resilience and our network collaborators, who are working to improve the health of communities by enabling cross-sectoral partners to align policy, programs and practice to address the Pair of ACEs.
Migration Policy Institute
Some states and localities have developed specialized policies and practices for working with children in immigrant families, though these vary considerably.Immigrant Families and Child Welfare Systems: Emerging Needs and Promising Policies(April 2019) explores this diversity of approaches, drawing on interviews with child welfare officials from 14 states, six counties, and New York City. For each of nine key issues—ranging from agency staffing and training, to language access policies and cooperation with foreign consulates—the researchers identify a recommended approach and discuss relevant policies and practices.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youthwas a demonstration project designed to support and document the work of statewide initiatives as they promoted healing for victims of crime by developing and coordinating trauma-informed prevention and intervention services for these children and youth and their families. Four states—Illinois, Montana, Ohio, and Virginia—were selected in a competitive process to participate in planning and implementing reforms. Demonstration projects were intentionally designed to document the work of pioneering communities, which are supported by funding and national experts.