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Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Understanding Health Risks Across Generations in Illinois and Chicago

In 2013, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative successfully petitioned the Illinois Department of Public Health to include an ACE module in the State’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)—a CDC-developed survey that collects information on health risk behaviors, chronic diseases, use of preventive health practices, and health access. Our report presents findings from the 2013 BRFSS and examines the prevalence of ACEs among adults in Illinois and Chicago, including assessing racial/ethnic and gender differences, and the association of ACEs with negative health outcomes.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Creating A Trauma-Informed Hospital-Lessons from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
07/10/2017

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been at the forefront of the movement to create trauma-informed hospitals. Using the Sanctuary Model and the will of many champions within the hospital, this medical system is several years into a 10-year process to become trauma-informed. During the webinar, Dr. Heather Paradis (Medical Director, Community Services) and Jennifer Hammel (Early Childhood Development and Trauma Informed Care Director) explain the genesis of this major systems change movement.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Creating Healing Communities
06/28/2017

In this webinar, Lynn Todman, Ph.D., M.P.C. and Collaborative member Elena Quintana, Ph.D. discuss the link between the social determinants of health, wide spread trauma and emotional unrest, and inequality in Southwest Michigan.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Education Brief: ACEs for Educators and Stakeholders
10/15/2016

This policy brief examines the impact of ACEs in the education system including promising practices and recommended actions for change. The brief was developed by members of the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative—system leaders in Illinois who are working from an ACEs-informed lens to improve systems to prevent and mitigate trauma across generations. Rooted in social justice, the brief is a call to action to move upstream, build resiliency, and recognize how addressing inequity and trauma can improve systems while also building resiliency.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Education Summary Brief: ACEs for Educators and Stakeholders
11/01/2017

This summary policy briefs explores the impact of ACEs in the education system including promising practices and recommended actions for change.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Findings fro m the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative’s National Environmental Scan
10/01/2016

In 2016, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative conducted an Environmental Scan of programs addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma in multiple sectors. The Scan yielded information from 339 local, state, national and international programs. This paper identifies successful ACE-related policies, programs, and models utilized by these programs highlighting the essential elements and characteristics needed to foster effective interventions .

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Findings from the 2018 Environmental Scan: Learnings from Organizations that are Addressing Trauma
04/24/2018

Augmenting the ACEs Collaborative's larger 2016 Environmental Scan, in 2018 we set out to offer a more in-depth snapshot of organizations working to address trauma. This report, based on an additional round of 27 interviews included five organizations that were part of the original scan and 22 that had not been previously interviewed. As with the 2016 scan, efforts were made to include organizations representing a wide variety of sectors; those that were at different points along the implementation journey; large and small organizations; those who provide direct service; and those that are facilitators of trauma training.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Findings from the 2018 Health Department Environmental Scan
11/28/2018

In June 2018, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (Health & Medicine) and the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative conducted an environmental scan of health departments across the country that are undertaking a systems change approach towards trauma-informed care. The scan identifies and analyzes common themes across these health departments. Findings will be used to better support health departments across the state of Illinois that are beginning or advancing their journey towards becoming trauma-informed.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Health Brief: ACEs for Health Systems and Providers
10/15/2016

This policy brief examines the impact of ACEs in the health system including promising practices and recommended actions for change. The brief was developed by members of the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative—system leaders in Illinois who are working from an ACEs-informed lens to improve systems to prevent and mitigate trauma across generations. Rooted in social justice, the brief is a call to action to move upstream, build resiliency, and recognize how addressing inequity and trauma can improve systems while also building resiliency.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Health Summary Brief: ACEs for Health Systems and Providers
11/01/2017

This summary brief explores the impact of ACEs in the health system including promising practices and recommended actions for change.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),