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,
You can look up enacted/approved bills and resolutions that specifically address ACEs by state on this PACEs Connection site: State ACEs and TI Laws and Resolutions. Summary stories are posted on PACEs Connection twice a year. Here is the most recent PACEs Connection story:
2011-2021—Update on a decade of steady growth in PACEs, ACEs and TI laws and resolutions in the states
The steady growth in ACEs and Trauma-Informed laws and resolutions has continued since the last snapshot in PACEs Connection in June 2021. That article reported that state legislatures and governors in dozens of states enacted nearly 60 laws and resolutions that specially reference adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or trauma in the years 2019 and 2020. A new tally shows that in 2021 alone, another 36 laws passed plus one more enacted in New Jersey in 2022.
Click herefor a PACEs Connection post (May 26, 2021) on how to access and use the NCSL database. This post also includes links to your state’s legislative website and to information on state legislature’s convening dates.