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  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)- SAMHSA provides many helpful resources and supports, including a treatment locator and a National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

  • SAMHSA's Partners for Recovery- Fostering and developing Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care is a SAMHSA priority.

  • ACESTooHigh - is the go-to site for background, news and information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, developmental neurobiology (how experiences affect a child's developing brain and nervous system), and epigenetics (how our genes turn off and on in response to our experiences and social environment). ACESTooHigh covers what communities are doing to reduce the burden of ACEs and is a place where people can tell their personal stories about how child trauma affected their lives and health, and how they have Ñ or have not, as the case may be - made peace with the past.

  • ACE The ACE Study is an ongoing collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente. Led by Co-principal Investigators Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, and Vincent J. Felitti, MD, the ACE Study is perhaps the largest scientific research study of its kind, analyzing the relationship between multiple categories of childhood trauma (ACEs), and health and behavioral outcomes later in life.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and the ACE Study- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an on-line source for credible health information. The ACE Study was conducted by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente.

  • Prevent Child Abuse America- has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with state chapters, the national office provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels with a focus on valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network- A collaborative network of providers, researchers and families from across the United States united through a shared commitment to advance the standard of care and improve service access for traumatized children, their families, and communities.

  • The University at Albany School of Social Welfare- has provided education, knowledge, and tools to agency, policy, and community leaders who are raising awareness of ACE implications and developing ACE-informed policies and programs.

  • Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health- Explore national, regional, and state-level ACE data through this website to inform your own advocacy efforts. Learn how to navigate the site with this step-by-step video clip

  • The NYS Liberty Partnerships Program- Set out in the New York State Education Department’s Statewide Plan for Higher Education, this program has helped students at-risk of dropping out of school successfully graduate high school well-equipped for the demands of higher education and the workforce.

  • Healthy Families New York- Since 1995, the Research Team (Center for Human Services Research/University at Albany (SUNY)/School of Social Welfare (CHSR) and the New York State Office of Children and Families/ Bureau of Evaluation and Research) have been conducting a variety of studies of Healthy Families New York, a multi-site program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect, increase parental self sufficiency, and enhance child health and development.

  • ACE Interface- is a company dedicated to spreading awareness of the ACE Study and preventing the intergenerational transmission of ACEs. The various products and services offered by ACE Interface inform audiences of ACE concepts and ACE-informed practice. At the same time, ACE Interface strives to empower audiences to rise to the challenges posed by ACEs and build self healing communities together.

  • The Arizona ACE Think Tank and PBS- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) can last a lifetime, but they don't have to. The ACE Think Tank Arizona has partnered with PBS to raise awareness of ACEs and ACE response strategies. You can also participate in the ACE Consortium blog developed by the Arizona Think tank.

  • Healthy People Policy- Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.

  • The Committee on the Shelterless (COTS)- This award-winning homeless service agency in Petaluma, CA has developed "ACE-informed" programming guided by the RIS model, which draws on Integral theory to include evidence-based practices in the context of human relationships

  • Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR)- A national leader in developing practice-based research, SOAR implements a data-informed practice process that generates knowledge of the direct impact of services provided in support of program development.

  • The National Center on Family Homelessness- provides resources that can be adapted for use in various agency settings.

  • National Healthcare for the Homeless Council- Homelessness is often the result of a downward spiral that begins with a person's health problem and escalates into employment, financial, and housing problems. Without homes, people experience illnesses and injuries at three to six times the rates of housed individuals, and they die an average of 30 years earlier. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council works to break this deadly cycle.

  • Low Income Mortgage, Affordable Housing & Homelessness- This guide has been written to help low income earners and the general public to understand the steps and processes required when purchasing affordable housing, as well as inform homeless people about methods and programs to find accommodation.

  • Humane Exposures- Founded in 1997 by photojournalist Susan Madden Lankford, HUMANE EXPOSURES pursues its mission to take a penetrating look at the needs and challenges of society's disenfranchised, encourage public awareness of the causes that underlie the destructive cycles plaguing these populations, and use photography, books, film, education, and advocacy to increase understanding and engender humane response.

  • Healing Neen- Recovery is possible. People can heal from adverse childhood experiences. Neen's story illustrates the consequences that untreated trauma has on individuals and society at-large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration. Today, she is a nationally renowned speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery.

  • Voices Empowered- The mission of this website is to empower survivors of violence and/or trauma by creating a space in which the vulnerable can speak, allowing healing, wellness, and hope.

  • Philanthropists at Work (PAW)- This international body responds to ACEs and seeks to build PE/ACE in Africa. An ACE Think Tank and Action Teams participant collaborating with Troy Housing Authority, Aminata Diaw and colleagues support the development of regional peace processes.

  • The Somatic Experiencing (SE) Trauma Institute- is an emerging body-awareness approach to trauma being taught throughout the world. The Institute trains practitioners and seeks research partnerships.

  • The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)- This international organization supports practitioners and researchers drawing on neuroscience and eastern medicine to inform practice and research on acupressure techniques to help relieve trauma symptoms. Intervention research has begun and this group continues to seek research partnerships.

  • Child Abuse Information and Resources- A teacher and her students provided this page, which shares information and resources related to child abuse and neglect.