August 17, 2015

August 11, 2015 State Impact By Margie Menzel Evans High School in Orange County used to be known as a dropout factory. But since 2007, it’s gone from a two-time F-rated school to a B-rated school – in one of Orlando’s most troubled neighborhoods. Now, the “community school” concept is …

July 13, 2015

It’s been more than 15 years since the publication of the first seminal study documenting how adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, impact adult health. Most of us have faced at least one childhood trauma, and these experiences can cause or exacerbate chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and mental …

October 10, 2014

Guest Blog: Jane Stevens, ACEsTooHigh and ACEs Connection Tarpon Springs, Florida, once known as the nation’s sponge-fishing capital, today boasts a new designation: the first city in the country to declare itself a trauma-informed community. Being a trauma-informed community means that Tarpon Springs has made a commitment to engage people …