The purpose of this project is to answer one of the most common questions asked when discussing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or traumatic stress:
“So, what do I do about it?"
The answer is as complex as the communities in which we live. No resource could address the wide range of needs related to traumatic stress present in a community. However, many resources are being implemented and tested in various settings. Existing resources include curricula, community-based intervention frameworks, conversation guides, presentations, and a host of other materials. To date, little effort has been made to consolidate a comprehensive list of existing resources that might benefit a community in responding to ACEs. This project is our response to that gap. It will be a living, dynamic body of knowledge that can and should be expanded upon as the science behind this work and these applications continue to grow.
To use this site, click one of the boxes above: Foundational, Individuals & Families, Community, or Professionals. Each of the boxes will take you to a different page. At the top of each page, you will see categories that will lead you to a list of links under that section. Or, you can click “Return Home” to be brought back to this home page.
This website was developed by Caitlin Suginaka, MPH, on behalf of the Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee, with input from partners throughout Iowa and feedback from national leaders who have been instrumental in developing ACEs-related activities in Iowa. The responses included in the project were identified through a process of discussion and discovery and should be considered part of a cadre of responses which, if used together systematically, form a dynamic, community-wide approach to addressing childhood adversity and trauma.
This project was made possible through the generous support of Mid-Iowa Health Foundation. The Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee would also like to acknowledge United Way of Central Iowa for their continued support of our work.
The resources included in this project should be considered with some caveats. None of the parties involved in developing this project, including the author, make any claim about the usefulness, reliability or evidence behind any of the resources included herein. These tools are not endorsed in any way by the developers of this site. Some highly effective tools or resources currently in use have probably been left off of this list unintentionally. If you are aware of other resources that should be added to this list or would like to contact the developers for any reason, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.