What is it about?

This article examines the role community resilience plays with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). It details how community resilience is important to promote adult and youth health, school/work, and problem behaviors even in high ACE communities. Implications for practice are discussed.

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Why is it important?

This article is important because ACE prevalence is high and the life long impact has been clearly documented. This article demonstrate the solution lies in building stronger communities.


This article is one of few that address my soap box issue which is move past efforts to fix individuals and consider the powerful role the community can play. It is exciting because creating a resilient community not only benefits those with high Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), it benefits all community members.

Suzette Reed
National Louis University

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This page is a summary of: Community-wide resilience mitigates adverse childhood experiences on adult and youth health, school/work, and problem behaviors., American Psychologist, February 2021, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/amp0000773.
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