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Welcome to the PACEs Connection Resource Center

These resources are built on the foundation of positive and adverse childhood experiences science, which includes the:

  • epidemiology of adverse childhood experiences  ACE Study, expanded ACE surveys);
  • neurobiology of toxic stress caused by ACEs;
  • health consequences of toxic stress;
  • epigenetic consequences of toxic stress passed on from generation to generation;
  • positive childhood experiences, resilience research and practice.

Our approach is to curate carefully, not catalogue. If you have resources to add or suggestions to improve, contact Rafael Maravilla.

Network Manager

Weekly Roundup Features

PACEs Connection Weekly Roundup

September 20, 2023

Keys to Calming Anxiety from Adverse Childhood Experiences

Anxiety, including panic attacks, is now the most common psychiatric condition in the U.S., affecting nearly one in five adults, and prevalence rates are increasing worldwide.

By Glenn Schiraldi, PACEs Connection member

What Children Really Need Is Adults That Understand Development

The brain doesn’t fully develop until about the age of 25. This fact is sometimes quite surprising and eye opening to most adults.

By Deborah McNelis, PACEs Connection member



Mitigating School Bus Anxiety

We often have conversations with our children about the first day of school, but we don’t always take the time to discuss the first school bus ride.

By Jessi Maurice, PACEs Connection member



Call for Participation in Redesigning the OCAP Mandated Reporter Training

The OCAP is thrilled to announce that the Online Mandated Reporter Training will be undergoing a redesign to align with the Citizen Review Panel 2021-22 Recommendations, the Child Welfare Council Prevention and Early Intervention Subcommittee Recommendations, and a national and statewide shift from mandated reporting to community supporting.

By Elena Costa, PACEs Connection member


Featured Video

Offering Choices [Mount Sinai Parenting Center]

Using choices can help manage power struggles, support independence, improve confidence, and build self-esteem. Remind parents to offer young children two acceptable choices to pick from in order to help them to feel in control, and allow children to begin to exert their own decision-making power.


Featured Resource

Stress Busters Videos from the California Virtual Training Academy+

To help you manage stress, the California Virtual Training Academy created a Stress Buster video series, which presents evidence-based interventions that can help to reduce stress, improve health, and build resilience. The Stress Busters are defined in the Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health. PACEs Connection and ACEs Aware also created a handout based on seven evidence-based stress busters.