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Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

Five How-Tos of Trauma-Informed Practice
05/15/2019

How can you provide client-centered, trauma-informed services so that clients are treated with the dignity that all people deserve? Developed in partnership with Collaborative member Sarah Hess, Five How-Tos of Trauma-Informed Practice provides strategies you can use today to make your services more 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),
Justice Brief: Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems
10/15/2016

This policy brief examines the impact of ACEs in the justice 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),
Justice Summary Brief: ACEs and the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems
11/01/2017

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

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Making the Connections: Understanding the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic and the Implications for our Work
11/19/2018

In this webinar from the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, Dr. Carole Warshaw, of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, and Gwendolyn Packard of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center discuss the intersection between opioid usage and intergenerational trauma.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Policy Approaches to Addressing Childhood Adversity: Findings from a Policy Scan of 2019 State-Level Legislation
08/05/2020

This review assesses the current landscape of state-level legislation to understand how childhood adversity is currently addressed in policies, focusing on state-level legislation across the country that incorporated ACEs, trauma, and trauma-informed care. We hope this scan will be the first step in monitoring not only areas for growth in policy, but to also discover new ideas for potential pieces of legislation and collaboration across sectors and state lines.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned
03/30/2018

This webinar--presented by Kavitha Selvaraj, MD, MPH, MAEd, FAAP with Audrey Stillerman, MD, and Stan Sonu, MD--explores lessons learned from Universal Screening for Toxic Stress During Well-Child Visits, a multi-site ACE screening project.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Supporting the Healthcare Workforce: Understanding Burnout, Its Impacts, and What Can Be Done About It
07/03/2018

Burnout in health care is a widespread problem with profound implications for patients, professionals, and health care systems. While some promising strategies have been identified to address burnout, much more work is necessary, especially on a system and policy level. Our brief provides an overview of burnout, including its prevalence, consequences, drivers, and costs. It then delves into strategies to mitigate the impact of burnout and suggests areas for further research and policy change.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
The Buffering Role of Community Resilience against Adverse Childhood Experiences
06/20/2018

On June 20, the Collaborative hosted this webinar led by Suzette Fromm Reed, PhD, 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.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,