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For more information about this program please contact:

Lara Altman
MPH, MSW, Director, Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

Madison Hammett
Policy Analyst, Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

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ACEs and Trauma Resources

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The Collaborative invites you to utilize and share these resources:

  • It’s Just Good Medicine: Trauma-Informed Primary Care – A presentation by SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
  • How to Manage Trauma – A poster for health centers and patients from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime – A TED MED talk from pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris
  • Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change – A 5-minute video depicting a theory of change from the Centers on the Developing Child at Harvard University for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families
  • Toxic Stress – A brief overview of toxic stress and how healthy development can be derailed by excessive or prolonged activation of stress response systems in the body and brain
  • ACESTooHigh – A news site that reports on research about adverse childhood experiences, including developments in epidemiology, neurobiology, and the biomedical and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress
  • Books on ACES and Trauma:
    • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
    • The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry, MD
    • When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate, MD
    • Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa