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Senate in session

Oregon Psychiatrist Maggie Bennington-Davis testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the effects of trauma and adversity on the health of both children and adults.

Prison hallway with open cells and lights on

The path to chronic involvement with the justice system can start early on in life.  A diversion program in South LA is working to provide another option for youth offenders to stem the cradle-to-prison pipeline.  

Schoolyard with students walking around

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a new bill requiring the Oregon Department of Education and Chief of Education to jointly develop a statewide plan to address chronic student absences.

Red door open to long empty hallway

The story of a school in Albany, NY, that changed their approach from "what's wrong with you" to "what happened to you" and how they worked the science of ACEs into their approach to education.  

Cyberbullying collage

In our of online social connection its more and more difficult to protect kids from bullying and abuse. This article talks about the experience of two girls and how we can partner with young people to ensure a safer, healthier online experience. 

Shadow of child & parent.

This article talks about one person's experience with learning about their own ACEs and how they used that knowledge to make parenting easier and become a better parent at the same time. Our own experiences affect how we interact with the world and this includes how we parent.