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Light of Hope 2020

Trauma Informed Resources

In lieu of this year's in person Light of Hope Breakfast, we are sharing education resources on the topics our speakers had planned to discuss at the event.

Below are links, articles, and documents regarding the different areas of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Introduction: ACES

WHAT ARE ACEs? Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term given to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic experiences that occur to individuals under the age of 18. The landmark Kaiser ACE Study examined the relationships between these experiences during childhood and reduced health and well-being later in life.


Book and Podcast Resources

  • Podcast: Creating a Family: Talking about Infertility, Adoption and Foster:

    • Season 14, Episode 5 (Children Who Have Experienced Trauma)

  • Podcast: Good Kids

    • (March 17th) How to Grow up in Traumatic Times

  • Podcast: The Place We Find Ourselves

    • Episode #57 How to Know if you’ve Experienced Trauma

  • Book: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog

    • By Bruce D. Perry M.D. PhD, and Maia Szalavitz

  • The Body Keeps the Score

    • By Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

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