Trauma, Equity and Resilience
Over the last five years, CCR partners across the country have been working together to build community resilience by addressing and mitigating the Pair of ACEs, emphasizing the importance of centering equity at the heart of what it means to be resilient.
Learn more about our Fostering Equity work.
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. By asking the question “What’s in your soil?,” communities can begin to set goals and implement policy and practice change that builds community resilience.
On Wednesday, July 15, Mathematica, an organization dedicated to advancing data-driven decision making and improving public well-being, hosted GWU’s Dr. Wendy Ellis for a presentation on the history of systemic racism in the United States and its pivotal role in social and health disparities in the Black community.
[Originally published on Medium on April 24th, 2016.]
For more of Dr. Ellis' Medium posts, visit: Medium.com/@WendyRuns