We are part of a growing network of leaders working to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the need to develop effective innovative interventions. Learn more about our support in reducing the impact of childhood trauma.
Programs that get results
Head Start-Trauma Smart combines the strengths of the Head Start program with Trauma-Informed Therapy to combat the immediate and lifelong negative effects of repeated exposure to violence on children ages three to five.
Child First is an evidence-based model that uses home visits and a network of community services to prevent the devastating effects of early childhood adversity. The program is unique among home-visiting models because it features a skilled mental health specialist as a leading part of the team.
Research by the George Washington University Center for Health and Health in Schools (CHHCS) identifies the systemic challenges to ensuring children’s access to mental health care common among many states, and points to encouraging examples of success.Read the report
Highlights from across the country
- Connecticut has demonstrated the value of making emergency psychaiatric services available to schools
- Minnesota is working to overcome professional shortages in rural areas thorugh tele-psychiatry
- North Carolina has demonstrated the power of partnerships between mental health professionals and physical health providers