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Adverse Childhood Experiences and a Trauma-Informed Grantmaking Lens
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When: Monday, March 27, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 PM
Where: The Associated
101 W. Mount Royal Ave.
2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland  21201
United States
Contact: Elisabeth Hyleck
410-727-1205 ext. 1211

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This program is designed for all ABAG members to gain awareness of how early Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and trauma impacts the success/outcomes of the grants that local foundations provide, including the areas of workforce development, education, housing, behavioral health, health care, community development, and the arts. 

Speakers include:

  • Patricia Cobb Richardson, MS, Director of Community Resilience with BHSB and Program Manager with YES (Youth Empowered Society)
  • Jan Desper Peters, M.P.A., Executive Director, Black Mental Health Alliance
  • Tara Doaty, Ph.D., Founder & Lead Consultant, Sage Wellness Group, LLC
  • Nick Brooks, Workforce Development Coordinator, YES (Youth Empowered Society)
  • Caitlin O'Brien, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation
  • Suzanne O'ConnorUnited Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

ABAG members will:

  • Have an increased knowledge of what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are and the long-term consequences of these experiences;
  • Have an increased understanding of the value of embedding trauma-informed practices into our communities/ non-profits, based on the experiences from local providers;
  • Understand strategies for applying a Trauma-Informed lens to grantmaking and/or possible actions to take; and
  • Discuss interest and topics for further learning.

This program is for ABAG members only. 


Program materials:

Program Summary (member sign-in required)

Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development (Harvard University Video)

ACEs Primer Video 

Trauma-Informed Philanthropy: A Funder's Resource Guide for Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice in the Delaware Valley

Workforce Development Through a Trauma Informed Lens: An Understanding of Toxic Stress

Sage Wellness Group Trauma Informed Services

ACEs Connection - an online community of practice for individuals interested in ACEs/trauma/resilience

Nadine Burke Harris TED Talk - a fantastic video which provides a good background on the ACE study

Philadelphia ACE Task Force

Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connection

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