Five communities in Washington State are promoting effective interventions and successfully reducing the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
A three-year study was organized by ACEs Public-Private Initiative (APPI). The APPI cultivates partnerships and leadership around strengthening families and prventing violence. As part of the study, the evaluation team looked at how the networks developed capacity to address ACEs in their areas and how well they were able to achieve positive outcomes at the local level. The final report noted evidence of positive changes in addressing ACEs with six strategies:
- The ACEs and Resilience Awareness Campaign in Walla Walla
- Commitment to Community, a community development initiative in Walla Walla
- Lincoln High School, which improved school climate indicators (Walla Walla)
- The Nurse-Family Partnership, which saw an increase in health outcomes for new mothers and babies in Skagit County
- The Omak Community Truancy Board, which was linked to improved attendance in Okanogan
- The Positive Social Norms Campaign, which saw a decrease in alcohol use among teens in Okanogan
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