“When we all commit to eradicating adverse childhood experiences, we’ll end this never-ending trauma.”
Anna, Age Eight
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We’re implementing a data-driven process to prevent adverse childhood experiences.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) include growing up in households where adults misuse substances, are threatening or violent, have untreated mental health challenges, are abusive physically, emotionally and sexually, are neglectful of meeting children’s basic needs, are dissolving marriages or are engaged in activities leading to incarceration. Resilience Leaders prevents the root causes of ACEs through the collaborative and data-driven process of continuous quality improvement (CQI).
Making every child a priority.
Resilience Leaders creates a county system of safety and care shown to prevent family trauma. We bring together agency, school board, college, city and county leadership to ensure every family has access to ten vital services:

Five Survival Services “The basics”
  1. Behavioral health care
  2. Medical/Dental Care
  3. Housing
  4. Food
  5. Transportation

Five Services that Support Families Thriving
  1. Early Childhood Learning Programs
  2. Family-Centered Schools
  3. Youth Mentors
  4. Parent Supports
  5. Job Training

Resilience Leaders engages all stakeholders. Our goal is to strengthen community systems and lifelong learning to create:
  • Safe Childhoods
  • Successful Students
  • Productive Employees
  • Resilient Families
  • Healthy Communities

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CITY  THE KEY PILLARS OF ACE PREVENTION


"The biggest question is this: Do we collectively want to solve the epidemic of trauma, or do we keep asking families to solve this problem on their own?"
     — from Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment

Resilience Leaders promotes a cross-sector process to prevent and treat ACEs. Our groundbreaking program supports the development of projects that improve ten interconnected family-focused service sectors shown to create a city where families, schools and communities thrive.


Accessible
Mental Health Care
Identify your population’s access to behavioral health care to explore how communities can bring trauma-informed care to families in school and community settings.
Secure
Housing
Identify the housing situation of families in your community and explore innovations to meet short and long-term housing needs, including rapid re-housing for domestic violence survivors.
Efficient
Transport
Identify opportunities to better meet the transportation needs of all families, exploring innovations in user-friendly ride sharing, shuttles, safe routes to schools and biking trails.
Nutritional
Food
Identify the nutritional needs of your most vulnerable residents and explore how communities are ensuring all families have healthy meals.
Affordable
Medical & Dental Care
Identify your population’s access to medical and dental to explore how communities can make quality care to available to all families.
Committed
Youth Mentors
Identify opportunities to develop mentorship programs for youth in your communities and explore how local mentor agencies can be better enabled to meet the need.
Successful
Family-Centered Schools
Identify the existing level of support for your local schools and explore how school communities can work together to bring critical behavioral health care to students and their families.
Welcoming
Parent Supports
Identify the availability of parent home visitation programs, respite care for moms, and other key supports. Explore how communities ensure all key parent services thrive.
Empowering
Job Training
Identify local employment opportunities and explore how technology can be used to support job training and placement.
Nurturing
Early Childhood Learning
Identify your population’s access to early childhood learning programs to ensure every child and parent has access.
Data Driven
Child Welfare
Child Welfare can serve as a partner in strengthening the quality and quantity of ten vital family services by having a data-driven and cross-sector Prevention Program.
Family Friendly
City Hall
City and county gov't. can work to ensure that the ten vital family services meet the needs of all families by creating a Department of ACEs Prevention.

SHARING SOLUTIONS

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ENGAGE TAKE 3 STEPS

STEP 1:
Read ANNA, AGE EIGHT

We offer a blueprint for action.
You may download, free-of-charge Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment by Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello. It provides the "big picture."
GET THE BOOK

STEP 2:
PREVIEW OUR PROGRAM AND COURSE

We provide a data-driven approach.
Our Resilience Leaders course provides participants with the skills and resources to develop local projects focused on strengthening vital family services shown to reduce ACEs.
Visit The Course

STEP 3:
CREATE YOUR LOCAL ACES PREVENTION PROJECT

We promote a result-focused process.
Resilience Leaders is at the forefront of data-driven and cross-sector ACEs prevention. Contact us to learn how to set up your local program.
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