Hope & Healing Resources

ACEs Connection
ACEs Connection is an online learning community that accelerates the global movement toward recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Communities can start their own groups, connect to people across the country involved in this work, and share daily updates.


ACEs Too High
A news site that reports on research about adverse childhood experiences, including developments in epidemiology, neurobiology, and the biomedical and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress. In addition, the site covers how people, organizations, agencies and communities are implementing practices based on the research.


Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice
A new initiative of leaders in the trauma-informed movement, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice aims to educate policymakers about the impact of ACEs and trauma and advocate for policies which promote healing.


Center on the Developing Child
The Center on the Developing Child aims to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is a government agency focused on improving health and safety in the US and abroad. They have a myriad of resources related to ACE and trauma research.


Community Resilience Cookbook
The Community Resilience Cookbook includes stories from communities all over the country about their commitment to treating and preventing ACEs. They also provide definitions and other basic information related to the science behind trauma, ACEs, and resilience.


National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network is a collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families that was established by Congress in 2000 to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents.


National Council on Behavioral Health
The National Council on Behavioral Health is a unifying body of over 2,500 member organizations. Their website has a myriad of resources related to trauma-informed practice in behavioral health.


National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health is dedicated to increasing the capacity of Communities, States, Tribes, and Territories to improve, sustain, and expand Systems of Care and the services and supports provided within them to improve the lives of children, youth, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
A government agency committed to improving substance abuse and mental health services. They have several resources related to the implementation of trauma-informed practice in behavioral health as well as tips on how to integrate the practice into other sectors.