Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially stressful or traumatic incidents that harm social, cognitive, and emotional functioning and undermine the safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments children need to thrive. ASTHO works with state and territorial health agency leadership, their staff, and cross-sector partners to strengthen jurisdiction-level infrastructure to elevate ACE prevention. ASTHO also aims to increase knowledge and inspire ACEs programmatic, legislative, and leadership staff to establish policies upstream.
Prevention for the Next Generation: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, Suicide, and Overdose
Podcast discussion with Rachael Banks (Oregon Health Authority) and Jessica Kroeker (Trauma Matters Omaha).Listen to the podcast
Adverse Childhood Experiences Stakeholder Mapping Roadmap
Mapping helps bring together stakeholders with the most influence to support a significant change to your ACEs work and engagement planning.View the roadmap
Braiding and Layering Funding for Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention
This report discusses the process of braiding and layering funds and identifying opportunities to maximize ACEs prevention resources and impact.View the report
Improving Youth Behavioral Health Through School-Based StrategiesLearn More
Restorative Justice in Schools: An Upstream Approach for Addressing Inequities in the Risk of IncarcerationLearn More
The Youth Mental Health Crisis: States Invest in Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention StrategiesLearn More
Prevention for the Next Generation: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, Suicide, and OverdoseLearn More
Through the ACEs Learning Community, ASTHO collaborates with state health agencies and other public health organizations to examine national trends in ACEs prevention priorities, strengths, and areas of improvement. ASTHO also closely coordinates with Safe States Alliance to support the ACEs Learning Community activities and products.