Back to Top


blue sky and capitol hill

US Senator Heidi Heitkamp champions the science of ACEs and the impact childhood trauma has on adults.  Understanding ACEs science can have an impact on policies that relate to the criminal justice system, health care, social services and/or edu

girl with horse

Home on the Range has started incorporating ACE's and a trauma-informed approach to treatment with teens.  They have found teens are more apt to open up to animals about their issues and problems because animals are seen as non-judgemental.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) describes how partnerships between Network members and police are targeting approaches for creating trauma-informed law enforcement systems to deal with the widespread effects of violence experienced by children.

kids eating lunch

In Boca Raton, Florida, a high school senior created the club "We Dine Together" so that no student had to eat lunch alone.  Their mission is to build relationships over the table.