PROTECT Resources for Providers
Resources for Providers
Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care: This 6-part series was designed with the primary care practice in mind – those who may or may not be familiar with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events.
Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma: A Guide for Pediatricians– In partnership with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Jockey Being Family, the AAP has developed materials for pediatricians on how to support adoptive and foster families.
The Adverse Childhood Experience Study investigates the link between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.
About the ACE study:
Link to Full text of the study:
More publications about major findings of the ACE study:
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.
Child Trends’ What Works/LINKS database (LINKS stands for Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully) is a searchable register of over 700 programs that have had at least one randomized, intent-to-treat evaluation to assess child or youth outcomes related to education, life skills, and social/emotional, mental, physical, behavioral, or reproductive health. – See more at: http://www.childtrends.org/what-works/#sthash.dFYTOHX4.dpuf
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This website provides videos, publications, and “stories from the field,” about ACEs, trauma, and toxic stress.
A great website that provides information, training, and resources on Adverse Childhood Experiences.
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This community of practice uses trauma-informed, resilience-building practices to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and to change systems to stop traumatizing already traumatized people. You can also subscribe to receive a daily e-mail about the latest ACE articles
The Look Through Their Eyes campaign was created by the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition to raise awareness among parents and caregivers about childhood trauma and prevention. Their website includes resources about prevention, identification, and treatment of childhood trauma as well as helpful videos for parents, caregivers, and children.
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The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) Southland Initiative aims to educate health care professionals and educators about ACEs. Their three ares of focus are: primary care, psychological & emotional health, and parent support & education. They also provide a google drive full of helpful ACE Resources, websites, articles, and newsletters
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Building on programs such as Safe Start, the Child Development-Community Policing Program, and the Greenbook Initiative, Defending Childhood leverages existing resources across the Department of Justice to focus on preventing, addressing, reducing, and more fully understanding childhood exposure to violence.
This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will commit suicide. Finally, it is meant for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Prescribed Psychotropic Medications in Adults
Childhood Abuse, Household Dysfunction, and the Risk of Attempted Suicide Throughout the Life Span
Anda RF, Chapman DP, Dube SR, Felitti VJ, Giles WH, Williamson DF. Childhood Abuse, Household Dysfunction, and the Risk of Attempted Suicide Throughout the Life Span. Journal of American Medical Association. 2001; 286(24): 3089-3096
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Depressive Disorders in Adulthood
Anda RF, Chapman DP, Dube SR, Edwards VJ, Felitti VJ, Whitfield CL. Adverse childhood experiences and the risk of depressive disorders in adulthood. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2004; Volume 82 Issue 2:217-225.
Cumulative Childhood Stress and Autoimmune Diseases
Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults
Anda RF, Edwards V, Felitti VJ, et al. Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1998; Vol 14, Issue 4: 245-258.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Smoking Persistence in Adults with Smoking-Related Symptoms and Illness
The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan
Mental Health-Related Risk Factors for Violence: Using the Evidence to Guide Mental Health Triage Decision Making
Epsom S, Gerdtz M, Khaw D, Sands N. Mental Health-Related Risk Factors for Violence: Using the Evidence to Guide Mental Health Triage Decision Making. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 2012; 19(8): 690–701.
Nature and Nurture Predispose to Violent Behavior: Serotonergic Genes and Adverse Childhood Environment
Prevalence of Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: Results from he National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence
Finkelhor D, Hamby S, Turner H, Shattuck A. Prevalence of Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: Results from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015.
The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease
Correlates of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Adults with Severe Mood Disorders
Longitudinal Perspective: Adverse Childhood Events, Substance Use, and Labor Force Participation Among Homeless Adults
Robertson MJ, Tam TW, Zlotnick C. Longitudinal Perspective: Adverse Childhood Events, Substance Use, and Labor Force Participation Among Homeless Adults. American Journal of Drug and Drug Abuse. 2003; Volume 29 Issue 4: 829-846.