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Mental Health Services

To learn more about mental health resources for trauma recovery click HERE.


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

June 7, 2023

Register now for Historical Trauma in the state of Hawaii & the U.S. Territories June 22nd, 2023!

This event examines historical trauma in the United States and its impact on American society in a series of virtual discussions. It is sponsored by St. David's Foundation.

By Ingrid Cockhren, chief executive officer

5 Ways for LGBTQ People to Prioritize Mental Health

Many of these “tips” are more practical than you might think. By taking small steps each day to prioritize your mental well-being, you can live a happier, healthier life.

By Charlie Fletcher, member



Wholistic Health Equity Determinants and the LGBTQIA++ Community:

With PRIDE in full stride, the dire needs of the LGBTQIA++ community will receive prime attention today, and for my next several blog posts.

By Ellen Fink-Samnick, member




Grace removes judgment and opens the door for healing.

By Candice Terese Watson, member

Featured Video

How Is LGBTQ+ Mental Health Holding Up In This Political Climate?

The mental health of LGBTQ+ youth is deteriorating in the current political climate, as indicated by a national survey conducted by the Trevor Project.


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.