The report from the Prevention Institute outlines specific examples from cities across the country, such as reducing violence and promoting community resilience in Milwaukee, creating prevention training materials in Oakland, and reducing post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide in communities of color in Tacoma and San Diego.
Children’s Trust also has developed a South Carolina prevention framework around its Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative
, which seeks a shared understanding of how the impact of traumatic events in the lives of children could lead to the prevention of poor health and social outcomes as adults.
The statewide ACE Initiative involves training, collecting and disseminating data, promoting sound legislative policy and building a prevention planning framework. Dr. Deborah Daro, a child abuse prevention expert based at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, has guided South Carolina’s prevention planning framework, which will inform the implementation of the initiative. She presented at the recent ACE Summit