September 2022 CBCAP PLC: Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience Framework (ACE|R)
State Leads learn more about the Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience Framework. Developed by Prevention Institute in 2016 in collaboration with city governments, community leaders, and public health and violence prevention practitioners, Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience framework (ACE|R) explains the need to understand trauma at the population level.
ACE|R has been integrated into efforts at the city level in locales that have experienced adversity to address issues including community and domestic violence, mental health and suicide, substance use and misuse prevention, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and climate resilience. Learn how ACE|R can be used as a tool to identify community strengths and promote healing in your efforts to promote health, safety, equity and wellbeing for children and their families.
Links to additional resources on Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience that you may find useful:
- PI works with communities, sectors, and policymakers to identify symptoms of community-level trauma and develop strategies to promote community healing and foster community resilience. The basis for this work is our 2016 Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience report and framework. A more recent follow up document, What? Why? How? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience Framework, builds off these core concepts and addresses questions that have emerged in early practice and implementation.
- Minimizing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences through a Focus on Adverse Community Experiences: This brief explains the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adverse community experiences, making the case and providing emerging strategies to address community trauma and build community resilience.
- Supporting forgotten fathers: Changing systems, norms, and outcomes for young fathers in support of healthy child development and community safety: This brief includes immediate opportunities within the early childhood system and the criminal justice system, as well as other sectors, to embed a more intentional focus on supporting fathers.
- Cradle to Community: A Focus on Community Safety and Healthy Child Development: This brief makes the case for the important relationship between early childhood development and safe communities; and presents opportunities and mechanisms for promoting early childhood development and community safety using a shared framework and building on local policies and practices in both fields.
- Multiple networks and communities have adopted, adapted and/or implemented the adverse community experiences and resilience framework to address and prevent community trauma—Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: Learning from Practice reflects valuable lessons from their practice.
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