Adverse Childhood Experiences

Preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress and promoting resilience are
increasingly priorities for Governors. To mount an effective response to ACEs, states may consider a holistic
approach to promoting resilience for children and their families and adopt approaches that combine universal
training, access to screening and treatment, improved data collection and reporting, and also a commitment
to transformative, cross-agency cultural change. Significant momentum was created during the NGA and
National Academy for State Health Policy learning collaborative project, which has since led to a group of
seven mid-Atlantic states convening to discuss best practices and regional approaches to addressing
adverse childhood experiences.

NGA Resources

State Actions to Prevent  and Mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences

State Actions to Prevent and Mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences

Preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress and promoting resilience are increasingly priorities for Governors. To mount an effective response to ACEs, states may consider a holistic approach ...
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Case Study: California's ACEs Aware Initiative

Case Study: California’s ACEs Aware Initiative

California’s ACEs Aware initiative takes an innovative, evidence-based approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress by educating and training health care providers who are directly interacting with the ...
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Arkansas Department of Education Hosts Student & Educator Well-Being Forum

Arkansas Department of Education Hosts Student & Educator Well-Being Forum

As Arkansas prepares to welcome students and teachers back to school, their Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (AWARE) program keeps student and educator well-being a top priority. By Catherine ...
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Promising Practices to Reduce Maternal Mortality in New Jersey

Promising Practices to Reduce Maternal Mortality in New Jersey

Nurture NJ is an umbrella that breaks down silos between stakeholders, bringing them together to tackle issues related to maternal and child health. (View/Download) Background According to the Centers for ...
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Case Study: Building Strong Brains Tennessee

Case Study: Building Strong Brains Tennessee

The COVID-19 pandemic may be increasing Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma and demonstrates the importance of responding to them at the state level. (View/Download) Executive Summary Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) ...
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