Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Community Capacity and Resilience for Prevention and Mitigation (In Focus Brief)
- Positive and statistically significant changes occurred in the areas of (1) building awareness of ACEs, (2) family support, (3) risk behavior reduction and healthy youth development, (4) school climate and student success, and(5) community development.
- Development of community capacity varied. It was highest in the areas of (1) cross-sector partnerships, (2) evidence-based problem solving, (3) shared goals,(4) effective communication with partners, and (5) focusing on equity.
- There were multiple models of success, and there may not exist one “best” community capacity building model. • All networks face sustainability challenges.
Evaluating Community-Based Family Support Networks to Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences
Casey Family Programs
Empire Health Foundation