Kain, L. (2018, May 2). Be the Spark: Igniting trauma-informed change within our communities. Retrieved May 21, 2018

Oprah Winfrey helped mainstream discussion about childhood adversity and trauma-informed care approaches last month in a 60 Minutes segment on treating childhood trauma. She said no other story has had a bigger impact on her than this one. It’s changed how she operates her school, workplace, philanthropy and “the way I see people in the world.” Many of us are exhilarated by her impactful leadership and introducing millions to these two words: trauma-informed. However, to address what’s known as “The Pair of ACEs,” which are adverse childhood experiences and adverse community experiences, we believe far more is needed than trauma-informed care.

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