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The Buffering Role of Community Resilience against Adverse Childhood Experiences

On June 20, 2018, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted this webinar discussing foundational research on the important buffering role that community resilience plays in mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on adult and youth health, school/work, and coping behaviors. Additionally, recent research on how to build community resilience was presented as well as implications for practice and policy.



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The webinar was led by Suzette Fromm Reed, PhD who serves as Associate Professor, founding director/chair of National Louis University’s (NLU) PhD program in Community Psychology. Her leadership was recognized by the American Psychological Association when she was selected to be part of the Women in Leadership cohort of 2015/2016. Her leadership also resulted in her PhD program receiving the Award for Excellence in Educational Programming granted by the American Psychological Association’s Society for Community Research and Action in 2017. Prior to NLU, she led non-profit child welfare organizations at both the national and local level working on research and evaluation. In her work, she draws upon her clinical and community training and decades of experience with child maltreatment. Her research interests and recent publications focus on the buffering role of community resilience against Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for children and non-traditional adult students with a focus on the role of diversity.