I am not sure where I would be today without the information, community, support, and collaborations I have experienced with the team at PACEs Connection (formerly ACEs Connection). Right now this amazing organization is in need of support. I wrote a blog post about what PACEs Connection has meant to me over the years. I am honored that they used my comments to create a #GivingTuesday2022 plea for support. There are many worthy causes to support, but this is one that I hold in the highest esteem because of the impact ACEs science has on long-term health outcomes, including the impact of violence
Thank you for being a member of PACEs Connection, and for helping your community— our global community—prevent childhood adversity and heal trauma. This is a worldwide movement, and we are gaining ground!
- Is a trusted source of information and connection for more than 57,586 members;
- Helps support more than 440 geographic communities across sectors—including schools, communities of faith, law enforcement, health care—learn and work for trauma-informed policies and practices;
- Helps support 40 special-interest communities—including those working in foster care, education, pediatrics, communities of faith—to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to defeat racism and poverty;
- Raises awareness of the science of adverse and positive childhood experiences (PACEs) to help parents, policymakers, and pediatricians connect the dots between trauma and poor health outcomes.
Yet this Giving Tuesday finds us in deep financial need as a major funder reneged on promised support, leading us to reduce hours and staff. And so we must ask you to further your involvement. Specifically, please join Robin in her support of PACEs Connection.
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