All Adults Are the Protectors of All Children

KARA has been reporting and speaking on critical issues impacting abused and neglected children for many years.

this article submitted by long time CASA guardian ad Litem Mike Tikkanen

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These posts & video from the ACEs Connection Network (the most active, influential ACEs community in the world), are powerful demonstrations of child trauma issues and how best (and worst ways) to face them.

(intro to) ACE study – 3 minute video  ACE policy brief – 8 minute video  14 minute video (the study)

Building Trauma/Resilience Informed Communities (part 1) (part 2)


ACES ConnectionJoin the ACEs Connection

Sample posts;


Thousands of Children Have Suffered Abuse at the Hands of U.S. Border Protection Agents []


A new report shows widespread abuse of minors while they were in custody of Customs and Border Protection.

WEDNESDAY DIGEST: Over the last week, we posted many items of research, reports and news about ACE, trauma-informed and resilience-building practices. Here’s a link to all the summaries.




Juvenile Justice Systems Need to Transform to Have Lasting Impact on Youth Outcomes []


For juvenile court judges, correctional facility administrators and community supervision agency leaders throughout the country, the progress juvenile justice systems have made in recent years is clear. Nationwide, juvenile arrest rates are at historic lows, and incarceration rates have plummeted by more than half.



Video: How More Midwives May Mean Healthier Mothers []


When it comes to midwife use, the U.S. falls behind other affluent countries. A deeper look at history explains why.





Anndee Hochman: Getting on the Same Page: Developing a Strategic Plan

Dominic Cappello: The preventable death of Anna, age eight in New Mexico: The impossible challenges of child welfare that must and can be solved.

Christine Cissy White (AC Staff): More Data Must Equal More Commitment to Creating Racial Equity ( & Commentary

Elizabeth Prewitt: Senate ACEs Resolution passes unanimously

Gail Yen: Tell State Leaders: Do More for California’s Babies

Lori Turk: Rate of Depression is Double for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Youth

Jessie Graham: Know Your Story, Tell Your Story: Build Relationships and Resilience and Begin Healing

Cheryl Miranda: How Micro Traumas Add To One’s Cup Of Woes

Helga Erika Luest: Senate Resolution 346 – Recognizing the Importance and Effectiveness of Trauma-Informed Care Passes!

Rebekah Couch: Post Traumatic JournalingFragments of Lost Dreams

Carey Watson, MD: Podcast Interview with Gael Strack

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