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At the Center for Community Resilience, we believe fundamental ingredients for community resilience and wellbeing — interconnected systems, authentic community engagement at the decision-making table and equity — are absent in the lives of millions of our children and families.

With this understanding, we have an extraordinary opportunity to get it right.

 

Milken Institute School of Public Health - The George Washington University

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Introducing our new
Resilience Tree!

The CCR Resilience tree illustrates positive outcomes produced in communities with equitable access to integrated supports that prevent adversity and promote social and economic wellbeing.  A companion to our Pair of ACEs tree, the Resilience tree offers a strengths-based approach for coalitions to create a shared vision of what a Resilient Community looks like and develop place-based strategies, and metrics to build environments where children and families thrive.

Watch the "Intro to the Resilience Tree" Webinar

Download: CCR's NEW primer on the Pair of ACEs & Resilience trees - and how to use them (PDF) 

Download: CCR's NEW worksheet for the Pair of ACEs & Resilience trees (PDF)

 


 

The Pair of ACEs Tree

The Pair of ACES Tree

The Pair of ACEs tree illustrates the relationship between adverse childhood experiences, experienced at the individual level within a family, and adverse community environments. The Pair of ACEs tree communicates – in simple terms – the issues we aim to address. By doing so, we are able to engage diverse stakeholders in developing policy goals that support efforts to address adversity rooted in systems and communities. 

Learn more about The Pair of ACEs

 


 

Trauma, Equity and Resilience:
Fostering Equity

Adverse community environments are the result of policies and practices across multiple systems that were perfectly designed for the place-based inequities they produce. Many of the nation’s poor live in communities of concentrated poverty not by choice, but rather by design – the cumulative result of social and criminal policies enacted over the course of our nation’s history.

Learn more about the Fostering Equity work


 

Community Resilience Framework

Grounded in cross-disciplinary science, the Community Resilience (CR) Framework demonstrates how cross-sector policies and practices—including in housing, public education, law enforcement, and criminal justice—interact and produce community and population health outcomes.

CCR uses the framework and system dynamics modeling to help local health departments isolate pathways of resilience by highlighting opportunities to disrupt cycles of systemic adversity.

Learn more about the CR Framework

 


The BCR Process

The BCR Process provides a systematic approach to help communities develop a customized solution to the root cause of inequity and adversity. Community partners across the country are bringing together diverse coalitions to create shared understanding of long-standing inequities, and work across sectors to reform practice, programs and policies to support and build resilience.

Learn more about the BCR Process

 


CCR 2021 Annual Report

"The Center for Community Resilience (CCR) inspires, supports, and sustains a movement of communities throughout the country working to overcome the root causes of childhood trauma through comprehensive solutions that dismantle systemic drivers of inequity. In 2021, we expanded our efforts to establish cross-sector partnerships aimed at aligning program, practice, and policy to address adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments—the Pair of ACEs..."

Read the full Annual Report