Adverse Childhood Experiences Study


Child Trauma Advocates Eye Policy Impact

Yesterday, a coalition of California child trauma advocates gathered in San Diego to advance a platform that seeks create policy change in the state and capitalize on a shifting climate around criminal-justice reform.


San Diego Unified Transitions Toward a Trauma-Informed School District

Godwin Higa may not be famous, but the San Diego principal has no shortage of fans. He fields phone calls from admirers from across the country and, at times, even from across the pond.


Helping Foster Youth Build a Home Within: Q&A with Toni Heineman

Working with foster children in her private psychotherapy practice in the 1980s, Dr. Toni Heineman realized that the profound effects of trauma and loss experienced by foster children were often exacerbated by another loss: that of their therapists.


Calling for Reform, President Obama Notes the Impact of Incarceration on Families

Research shows that “people of color are more likely to be stopped, frisked, questioned, charged and detained,” and while African Americans and Latinos make up 30 percent of the U.S. population, they make up 60 percent of its inmates. One of the consequences is that around one million fathers are behind bars, and around one in nine African-American children has a parent in prison.

Youth Services Insider


Notes from Alliance for Children and Families Conference

World Resort Drive, Orlando, Fla. – In the mouse-eared shadow of America’s iconic entertainment complex, about 500 youth and family service employees met at the Alliance for Children and Families national conference this week to discuss services for struggling families and children.