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March ACEs Newsletter 2021

March ACEs Newsletter 2021

We are featuring many highlights, events and resources in our ACEs Aware March Newsletter. We are very excited to feature our newest Knowledge to Action Brief on the Social Determinants of Health and in relation to ACEs. In addition, our partners at the YMCA Youth and Family Services has also developed a helpful ebook, in English and Spanish, for parents…

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Early Adversity and Social Determinants of Health

Early Adversity and Social Determinants of Health

Some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others due to various factors known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The Social Determinants of Health encompass a person’s environment, their individual behaviors, political factors and more. In our latest Knowledge to Action Brief, we discuss the SDOH in depth and how closely they are intertwined with Adverse Childhood Experiences…

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Targeting ACEs by Building Protective Factors

Targeting ACEs by Building Protective Factors

The 5 Protective Factors are widely known in the Family Strengthening Field as a way to increase family strengths and decrease the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. They can also play a significant role in preventing and reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in children and families. In our newest knowledge to action brief, we discuss a 6th protective factor,…

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Parental Resilience: A Protective Factor

Parental Resilience: A Protective Factor

Most of the time the joys of being a parent outweigh the frustrations. When the challenges of parenting accumulate and become overwhelming, parental stress can occur. According to the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), even though all parents experience stress, by increasing parental resilience, parents can effectively manage stressful situations and help ensure positive outcomes for their…

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Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Supporting young children to develop social-emotional skills is found to have a profound effect on their health and development in early life and as adults. Social-emotional competence, which includes self regulation, executive functioning, emotional and impulse control, and social and communication skills, influences children’s cognitive and language development, academic achievement, and mental health (CSSP, n.d.). Access the Knowledge to Action…

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Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

When parents have a strong understanding of how their children will grow and develop over time and are able to implement positive parenting practices to help support their child’s development, they are more equipped to respond effectively to their children’s needs. Current research emphasizes that a parent’s ability to consistently meet a child’s needs at each stage of development is…

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Protective Factors Help Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

Protective Factors Help Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

The Protective Factors Framework is considered a research-based approach to building parental resilience, social connections, concrete support, knowledge of parenting and child development as well as social and emotional competence of children, so the likelihood of child abuse and neglect diminishes (CSSP, 2018). However, families served by Family Strengthening Organizations often have vastly different needs and professionals are better able…

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