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Resources on ACEs, Resilience,
and Becoming a Trauma-Informed Community

The following organizations are great resources to learn about all things ACEs:

aces aware

This website has resources that are more focused toward health care providers. It is operated by the California Surgeon General, Nadine Burke Harris and the California Department of Health Care Services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC, the nation's health protection agency, saves lives and protects people from health threats. This site has facts and figures about ACEs, protective factors, and other resources.

Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University

The Center on the Developing Child is a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice. It is led by Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., who is featured in the movie Resilience: The Science of Stress and Biology of Hope. Check out this new activity guide developed by the Center called Brain-Building Through Play for ages 6 months through age17.

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals, and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

Indiana Department of Health - ACEs Information

This website has general information about ACEs and specific ACEs data for Indiana.

Indiana Youth Institute

IYI is an organization that exists to improve the lives of children in Indiana. It does so, in part, by providing data about Hoosier children, as well as training opportunities. ACEs and trauma-informed practices is one of their areas of expertise.


PACEsConnection is an organization that provides tools and resources to promote awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences. PACEsConnection also provides the names of trainers to work with various groups and organizations.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. This site created many of the infographics that are used to explain ACEs.

Number Story

The Number Story website is a resource of the ACE Resource Network. It describes what ACEs are and how it does not define you. It also has a video that describes ACEs in simple terms.

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