Public ACE and Resilience Resources:



A Path Appears, by Nicholas Kristof

How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough

The Optimistic Child, by Martin Seligman


The Heart Of Learning and Teaching-Washington State Education Curriculum- Compassion, Resiliency & Academic Success

Hand-Outs for Community Trainings & Presentations 

One Page Hand-Out- Common Language for Understanding Resilience in Buncombe County-Based on the Frameworks Institute

Build Resilience & Support Your Family- Flyer for Community Training, Parent Education & Parent Support

Basic Directory of Health and Human Services in Buncombe County

National News

National Public Radio-NPR “10 Quesitons some Doctors are Afraid to Ask” 8 minute radio segment & article

PowerPoint Presentations of Local Interest

ACE Graphs for WNC and NC Data from NC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), created by Billy Brooks- Kingsgate Analytical

Presentations: Buncombe County ACEs Speaker’s Bureau-Presented by Local ACE ‘Champions’

Adverse Childhood Experiences- ‘The Root of Our Ills’, June 5th, 2014, Presented by Dr. Adrienne Coopey at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

Mission Hospital- Pediatric Grand Rounds, ‘Addressing the ACE Study in Primary Care and Beyond”, July 2nd, 2014, Presented by Mary Lynn Barrett, MPH, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health at MAHEC

Research Papers 

NC Institute of Medicine Task Force on Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable & Nurturing Relationships & Environments to Prevent Child Maltreatment, March 2015

North Carolina Center for State Health Statistics- White Paper May 2013

Child Trends Data Bank Research Paper on Adverse Experiences- Indicators on Children and Youth July 2013 


Nadine Burke- How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

Devereux Center for Resilient Children-Video Montage

Office for Victims of Crime-Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence & Trauma- Trauma Informed Care

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development- Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Harvard Center on the Developing Child- Experiences Build Brain Architecture

Harvard Center on the Developing Child- Serve & Return Action Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

Harvard Center on the Developing Child: Executive Function- Skills for Life and Learning

Harvard Center on the Developing Child- Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development

The Ounce of Prevention Fund- Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything

Personal and Parental Reflections on Adverse Childhood Experiences

‘Healing Neen’ – Testimonial Video

Websites: ACEs and Resilience Resources

ACEs Connection

ACEs Too High

Buncombe County ACEs Connection

Centers for Disease Control- ACE Website

Fostering Resilience 

National Center for Trauma Informed Care

Resiliency Trumps ACEs- Children’s Resilience Initiative\

Smoky Mountain Center- Calendar of Events