ACEs Connection is a social network that accelerates the global movement toward recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health, and reforming all communities and institutions -- from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches -- to help heal and develop resilience rather than to continue to traumatize already traumatized people.
Over the past thirty years, Dr. Irwin Sandler and Dr. Sharlene Wolchik, professors of psychology at Arizona State University, have conducted research on sources of resilience for children who have lost a mother or father. Learn more about their parenting strategies to build resilience.
FOCS is helping parents and children to have a strong sense of community, advocacy and pride to counter the prevailing biases through using a race and social justice lens and providing a counter-narrative in our parenting classes and social media.
Accessing Mental health for your child can be a daunting task. Our Camp Mariposa partner Megan Boyle at Compass Health in Everett, WA has outlined the process and demystied what Mental Health Counseling looks like for you and your child. The artcicle outlines how to be prepared and what to expect.