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The iSOSY ACEs Literature Review was revised into an easy-to-use collection of graphic slideshows. These slides highlight the role of ACEs in the lives of migratory students and introduce some strategies that can be used by service providers to help.

Defining ACEs: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

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The History of the Original ACEs Study

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ACEs and the Migrant Population

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Understanding the Effects of ACEs

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Strategies for Helping Students with ACEs

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ACEs and the Power of Resilience

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Strategies for Helping OSY with ACEs

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Helpful Websites Related to ACEs


PACEs Connection


This “community of practice” focuses on trauma-informed, resilience-building practices to prevent ACEs.  It includes a multitude of news, resources and social networking opportunities.

ACEs Response Toolkit


This site focuses on what we can do about ACEs and how to increase resiliency.  The toolkit includes a number of great resources for individuals, families, communities, and professionals.

ACEs Too High


Includes general information about ACEs, numerous resources and resources on ACEs and child abuse prevention, and trauma-informed practices.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (SAMHSA)


This section on the SAMHSA website includes information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, the relationship of ACEs to substance use and behavioral health problems and how to incorporate efforts between these fields, and other resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Includes information about child maltreatment violence prevention, risk and protective factors, details about the ACE study, and statistics.

Child Welfare Information Gateway


Provides a multitude of resources on child abuse prevention, strengthening families, and evidence-based practices.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Provides information about various topics about trauma including types, culture and trauma, economic stress, evidence-based treatment and services, and tips on creating trauma-informed systems.

The Resilience Project


This project from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers healthcare providers tools they can use to better identify, treat and refer children and youth impacted by ACEs.  It also includes tools for communities, families, children and parents.

Trauma Informed Care, National Council for Behavioral Health


Includes an overview of trauma-informed care, resources on trauma-informed consulting and the infographic, How to Manage Trauma.

This information is presented for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for informed medical advice or training. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem without consulting a qualified health or mental health care provider. If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing or texting 988. The 988 Lifeline is a national network (available in several languages) of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7. Users may text 988 directly with HELP for English or AYUDA for Spanish. 

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