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Dombo, E. A. & Sabatino, C. A. (2019). Creating trauma-informed schools: A guide for school social workers and educators. New York: Oxford University Press.

Harris, N. B. (2018). The deepest well: Healing the long-term effects of childhood adversity. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Press.

Hays-Grudo, J. and Morris, A. S. (2020). Adverse and protective childhood experiences: A developmental perspective. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Nakazawa, D. J. (2015). Childhood disrupted: How your biography becomes your biology, and how you can heal. New York: Atria.

Waite, R. & Ryan, R. A. (2020). Adverse childhood experiences: What students and health professionals need to know. New York: Routledge.


ACEs Connections

About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study (from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Louisiana ACE Educator Program

Louisiana ACE Initiative

Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Adverse Childhood Experiences (from The Burke Foundation)

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime (from TEDTalk- Nadine Burke Harris)

Take the ACES Quiz- And Learn What It Does and Doesn’t Mean (from NPR)

Adverse Childhood Experiences- Looking at How ACE’s Effects Our Lives and Society (from State of Michigan)

ACE’s- Adverse Childhood Experiences (from HealthyChildren)

ACEs and Toxic Stress: Frequently Asked Questions (from Harvard University)

What Are ACE’s? (from Joining Forces for Children)

Get the Facts- Adverse Childhood Experiences (from American SPCC)

Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Understanding the Basics (from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)