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Louisiana ACE Initiative

The Picard Center is an active partner with the Louisiana ACE Initiative. ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) are associated with a myriad of poor social and health outcomes for children and adults. Louisiana’s ACE Initiative includes agencies representing child health/mental health, welfare, advocacy, child abuse and prevention, education and research institutions and nonprofits who are committed to education, research, family and community engagement, and advocacy about ACEs, including prevention of and resilience to the negative effects of adversity.  Currently, the Picard Center, in collaboration with UL Lafayette’s College of Nursing, LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry, Tulane’s Infant Institute, and members of the ACE Initiative, is conducting a statewide survey to determine level of knowledge, resources, and need for ACE-related education and resources in Louisiana.