The new Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience report outlines specific framework and strategies for building resilience in areas highly affected by trauma in an effort to improve community health and safety.

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 in Columbia.

Child Trends Releases Data Report

Updated data on state-level child welfare financing was released last week. The report, entitled Child Welfare Financing SFY 2014: A Survey of Federal, State and Local Expenditures, is a resource to help state advocates more effectively engage in policy discussions regarding the availability, accessibility and level of child welfare funding needed to support a continuum of resources and services.

For more information from Child Trends, a leading national nonprofit doing research to improve the lives of children and their families, view the federal and state funding breakdowns.