Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment: ACEs

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment is a five-part series by NJTV Correspondent Michael Hill that explores how childhood trauma can impact a person for decades to come.

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The series examines issues such as the negative effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress that we continue to address at Right From the Start New Jersey. By visiting our website’s “Get Involved” section, you can view blogs and videos discussing ACEs and toxic stress, including a discussion between Steve Adubato and Dr. Arturo Brito, Executive Director, of The Nicholson Foundation, about the partnership with the Turrell Fund and The Burke Foundation, designed to raise awareness of the impact of ACEs. The NJTV series also shares hopeful solutions about the prevention of ACEs and recovery from trauma, with the goal of making Newark, NJ a trauma-informed city by 2020.

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A new report details the significant challenges and long-range consequences for children who have been exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in New Jersey. Sponsored by The Burke Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation and Turrell Fund, the report, Protecting and Healing Together, demonstrates how the effects of ACEs can be alleviated through a targeted and comprehensive statewide response.

The foundations that sponsored the report are interested in hearing from community voices across New Jersey to inform the ongoing work to combat ACEs in the state. Please fill out the form on the ACEs Collaborative site to let them know what you think of the information contained within this report, and how you can help play a role in the development of an ACEs Action Plan for New Jersey.