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The Relentless School Nurse: New Jersey #Actions4ACEs Campaign Healing Children from Trauma


New Jersey has launched the Actions4ACEs campaign, a statewide collaborative that is focused on educating school staff and law enforcement about childhood adversity and sharing actionable steps to help mitigate the impact. We can all be caring adults in children’s lives that could change the trajectory of their futures by helping them heal from trauma. Given the collective trauma of the pandemic and the yet unknown impact on our students and staff, this campaign is launching just in time. 

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The Actions 4 ACEs campaign is a statewide initiative to educate teachers and law enforcement officers about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the role they can play in reducing the impact of trauma and helping children heal. This initiative was formed by the NJ ACEs Collaborative to bring awareness to this statewide issue and educate those working closely with children on the positive impact they can make. The resources available in this toolkit and on the Actions 4 ACEs website are available to organizations at no cost for the purposes of increasing the public’s awareness about ACEs and their impact and, through training, increasing the number of caring adults who are ready to respond to children experiencing adversity.

Actions 4 ACEs has built an eco-system of partnerships across New Jersey and beyond working to help children thrive. Each of these partners offer invaluable resources and materials to better inform, educate, and activate the educator and law enforcement communities to deepen their awareness of ACEs and simple actions for frequent and positive interactions. Join us in making the Actions 4 ACEs campaign a success by using this toolkit towards increasing awareness of ACEs and their impact.

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