The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is an ongoing collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente. Led by Co-principal Investigators Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, and Vincent J. Felitti, MD, the ACE Study is perhaps the largest scientific research study of its kind, analyzing the relationship between multiple categories of childhood trauma (ACEs), and health and behavioral outcomes later in life.
This paper highlights the concept of trauma-informed care by providing an overview of trauma and its effects, then providing a comprehensive description of our understanding of trauma-informed care across child- and family-serving systems.
This section of NCTSN.org provides The Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical and Research Evidence and Culture-Specific Information Project identifies trauma-focused interventions that have been developed and utilized with trauma-affected youth populations of various cultural backgrounds and describes their level of cultural competence.
A research-based overview of the nature and impact of trauma.
AIR is one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life.
The goal of the Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study is to produce information and knowledge about the development of an integrated services approach for women, aged 18 or older, with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, who also have histories of physical and/or sexual abuse. Knowledge gained from the study is expected to be useful in advancing national, state and local policy that affects how the various service systems respond to women with co-occurring disorders who have histories of violence.