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PACEs Connection Resource Center

Resources for Children

Resources for Children

Children's book collections related to ACEs


Children's books related to positive childhood experiences (PCEs) 


Other resources

  • Just Breathe
    In this powerful short film, children explain how to calm your brain. Watch and hear from elementary school students learning to use mindfulness to navigate complex feelings. (3 min)
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network resources for youth
    This website has many resources for children and youth on issues such as mass violence, economic difficulties, suicide, sexual assault, medical trauma, death of a loved one, and natural disasters. Here are a few examples:  
    • Childhood Traumatic Grief: Youth Information Sheet: Offers information for youth to help them understand the differences between grief and traumatic grief, the signs and symptoms of traumatic grief in children and youth, and what to do to feel better.

    • Taking Care of You: Provides information to help youth practice self-care. This fact sheet includes information on what it means to take care of yourself, as well as recommended hotlines and conversation starters. This resource is most helpful for youth ages 12 and older.

    • What Is Complex Trauma: A Resource Guide for Youth and Those Who Care About Them: Offers information about complex trauma, how it can impact youth, both good and harmful coping strategies, and ways to improve. This guide is for youth who have experienced complex trauma or who know someone who has. Clinicians, caregivers, and other adults can also use the guide to have conversations with youth about what complex trauma is.

  • Sesame Street in Community
    This website has many resources for kids and parents in three areas: Difficult Times & Tough Talks; Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds; ABC’s & 123’s (school readiness), and click on a topic for tons of resources that help kids (and parents!) with what matters most in young lives: health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness. All are critical to children’s healthy development…and together they build the foundation for a happy, healthy life. The tools provided by the initiative present universal coping strategies that help children feel safe and become more resilient in a range of situations.
  • Videos for Children (all described in Lifelong Learning’s ACEs Science Toolkit)