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Other Policy Resources
Other Policy Resources
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
As reported in PACEs Connection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a page full of information about the ACE Study and strategies to prevent and mitigate the impact of ACEs—it includes videos, infographics, and ideas for health care providers, employers, states and communities, and all individuals.
- Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence is a resource to help states and communities leverage the best available evidence to prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as lessen harms when ACEs do occur.
- ACEs Vital Signs report (November 2019) provides the first U.S. estimates of how preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (including child maltreatment) and associated trauma has the potential to reduce chronic diseases, risky health behavior, and socioeconomic challenges. This study examines ACEs in 25 states between 2015-2017.
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Building Your Advocacy Toolbox: Advocacy vs. Lobbying (July 2016) describes and gives examples of advocacy vs. lobbying.
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has developed a webpage (Trauma-Informed Approaches: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice to Build Resilience in Children and Families) that includes links to materials ASPE has developed with James Bell Associates and Education Development Center as part of an effort to advance our understanding of trauma-informed approaches. This project examines trauma-informed efforts across sectors to assess what they look like in community settings, their impacts, and areas where further information is needed.
- Prevent Child Abuse America, Social Current, and FrameWorks Institute
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach (2014) responds to and recognizes the impact of trauma on many sectors in behavioral health and beyond. The paper introduces the concept of trauma and offers a framework for how organizations, systems, and service sectors can become trauma-informed. It includes a definition of trauma (the three "E's"), a definition of a trauma-informed approach (the four "R's"), 6 key principles, and 10 implementation domains.