Radio Interviews and Newspaper articles

Childhood abuse victims 'twice as likely' to suffer from lifetime of depression via Science&Tech | Mail Online on 8/15/11 -- They are also less likely to respond to depression treatments, scientists found after examining data from 26 separate studies involving more than 23,000 participants.

First Person: Dr. Nadine Burke- From KQED Public Media for Northern CA: From what she sees at her clinic in San Francisco's Bayview district, Dr. Nadine Burke has come to believe that childhood stress, trauma and poverty can lead to physical changes and illness in adulthood. 


The Committee on the Shelterless (COTS)- This award-winning homeless service agency in Petaluma, CA has developed "ACE-informed" programming guided by the RIS model, which draws on Integral theory to include evidence-based practices in the context of human relationships

ACE Response- Through a partnership between the University at Albany (link to School of Social Welfare and Prevent Child Abuse America, this website was developed to bridge the gap between ACE research data and its potential for real world application to prevent ACEs and ACE consequences through policy and program leadership, community development, and direct practice.

The Somatic Experiencing (SE) Trauma Institute- is an emerging body-awareness approach to trauma being taught throughout the world. The Institute trains practitioners and seeks research partnerships.

The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)- This international organization supports practitioners and researchers drawing on neuroscience and eastern medicine to inform practice and research on acupressure techniques to help relieve trauma symptoms. Intervention research has begun and this group continues to seek research partnerships.

The Homelessness Resource Center is offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support effective comprehensive service provision to people experiencing homelessness. Restorative Integral Support (RIS) is highlighted as "a flexible model that allows for fluid collaboration among community leaders, service systems, and people receiving supports." RIS includes evidence-based practices in the context of human relationships.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)- SAMHSA provides many helpful resources and supports, including a treatment locator, a National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, and a guide to websites outlining ESIs.

SAMHSA's Partners for Recovery- Fostering and developing Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care is a SAMHSA priority.

The National Center on Family Homelessness- provides resources that can be adapted for use in various agency settings.

The Centers for Disease Control and the ACE Study- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an on-line source for credible health information. The ACE Study was conducted by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente.

Prevent Child Abuse America- has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with state chapters, the national office provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels with a focus on valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.

The University at Albany School of Social Welfare- has provided education, knowledge, and tools to agency, policy, and community leaders who are raising awareness of ACE implications and developing ACE-informed policies and programs.

Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR)- A national leader in developing practice-based research, SOAR implements a data-informed practice process that generates knowledge of the direct impact of services provided in support of program development.

Integral Social Work -- This website orients social workers to the “Restorative Integral Support” (RIS) model, which integrates social service research and practice knowledge to inform a comprehensive, whole person approach.

The Arizona ACE Think Tank and PBS- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) can last a lifetime, but they don't have to. The ACE Think Tank Arizona has partnered with PBS to raise awareness of ACEs and ACE response strategies. You can also participate in the ACE Consortium blog developed by the Arizona Think tank.

The Washington State Family Policy Council- is a state level interagency council that has partnered with community public health and safety networks to support community-driven change in response to ACE knowledge.

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council- Homelessness is often the result of a downward spiral that begins with a person's health problem and escalates into employment, financial, and housing problems. Without homes, people experience illnesses and injuries at three to six times the rates of housed individuals, and they die an average of 30 years earlier. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council works to break this deadly cycle.

Healing Neen- Recovery is possible. People can heal from adverse childhood experiences. Neen's story illustrates the consequences that untreated trauma has on individuals and society at-large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration. Today, she is a nationally renowned speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery.

ACE Questions and Overviews

ACE Questionnaire - covers ten categories of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction.

ACE Research Briefing - Developed by the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, this research brief was designed for legislators and other policymakers.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Meeting Report: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences to Improve Public Health - The WHO has prioritized prevention of child maltreatment and provides this ACE report to raise awareness of policymakers.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) among poor older adults: Coping mechanisms and consequences - this is a proposal for a research project currently being carried out at Troy Housing Authority in Troy, NY.

Executive Summary: ACE and Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness - The Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) provides an example of ACE-informed programming.

PE/ACE Project: Positive Environments to overcome ACEs - Troy Housing Authority has developed the PE/ACE Project, integrating ACE research with knowledge of resiliency supports to provide Positive Encounters responding to adverse childhood experiences.

The Lake County, CA ACE Summary Report- This is an example of one California County that worked with Ferron & consultants to engage in a community outreach campaign in which residents were surveyed and ACE awareness was raised within service delivery systems.
Public Radio interview with Heather Larkin re ACE and homelessness

Articles and Research Briefs

ACE Overview, Response Strategies, and Integral Theory- This article, published in the Journal of Integral Theory & Practice, summarizes ACE research and presents the RIS model.

Integral Management and the Effective Human Service Organization- This article, published in the Journal of Integral Theory & Practice, addresses how agency leaders can support workforce development, an important aspect of Restorative Integral Support (RIS).

The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan published by the CDC- Published by the CDC, this report discusses types of stress in childhood, implications of the ACE Study, and individual, relationship, community, organizational, and societal responses.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Among New York Adults- This brief describes the types of adverse childhood events experienced by adults in New York state as well as their peer recovery and medical services.

Designing comprehensive ACE program evaluation- This award-winning article, which will be published as a chapter in Enacting an Integral Future, describes how SOAR evaluation can be applied to ACE-informed programming. describes how SOAR evaluation can be applied to ACE-informed programming.

The Poverty Clinic- This New Yorker article describes the ACE Response provided by the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco.

Powerpoint presentations

Adverse Childhood Experience Research: Extension, Integration, & Implications- You can listen to this recorded webinar synchronized to the powerpoint. To make use of the powerpoint yourself, you can download the ACE Overview powerpoint.

Strong Communities Raise Strong Kids (download here)- This powerpoint was developed by the Arizona ACE Consortium to raise awareness of ACEs and the potential impact on neurodevelopment.

Caring Communities Can Help Reduce ACEs (download here)- The Arizona ACE Consortium shares this powerpoint presentation on how caring communities can help reduce ACEs.

7 Strategies to Build Strong Communities (download here)- Shared by the Arizona ACE Consortium.

ACE Overview and Implications (download here)- this powerpoint was used for a Prevent Child Abuse New York webinar offered on April 7, 2011.

June 2010 Presentation at National Healthcare for the Homeless Council Conference (download here)- this presentation provides an ACE overview and discusses ACE-informed programming developed by the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS).

Prevalence of ACEs among homeless people- the findings of a research study exploring ACE prevalence among homeless people were presented at the 2009 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) conference.

The NYS Omnibus Survey (download here)- the findings of this survey were presented at a 2010 ACE Think Tank and Action Team meeting. ACEs, protective resources, and service utilization was explored among a representative sample of New Yorkers.

ACE Research Implications (download here)- this powerpoint was presented for the NYS Council on Children and Families and Prevent Child Abuse New York.

An Integral Perspective on Helping Homeless People (download here)- this presentation was offered at the 2008 bi-annual Integral theory conference.

The Lake County, CA Presentation & Discussion of ACE Findings (download here)- Results and implications of the Lake County ACE Survey were presented to the Children's Council by Ferron & Associates.