ACEs Resources

On this page, we’ve collected resources to support your trauma-informed family practice. The first table below includes national resources, organized by topic. Scroll down to the second table and you’ll find local resources, organized by CAFP District.

ACEs Screening Quick Reference Guide

General Resources


Trauma-Informed Care ToolkitFrom the TIC Collective in Alberta, Canada, a collection of videos, papers, and other resources about TIC.
SANE RNs who have special training for interacting with patients who have experience sexual assault.
Female Pelvic Exam GuidelineThese questions and methods are designed to gather information and alleviate the female patient’s anxiety by establishing rapport.
Male Pelvic Exam GuidelineThese questions and methods are designed to gather information and alleviate the female patient’s anxiety by establishing rapport.
SAMHSA Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach,A free, 27-page PDF booklet offering a framework for becoming a trauma-informed organization or service. Emphasis on implementation.


UCSF Family Services - videosVideos of past events sponsored by UCSF family services.
Positive Discipline Community ResourcesSample schedules, routine charts, suggested activities for families to try
Sound DisciplineWonderful parenting resources and tips, including a curated list of resources by topic
Parenting with PACESA collection put together by PACEs Connection
Safe, Secure, and LovedA program developed by psychologist, Dr. Barbara Burns. Includes educational materials based on current research evidence, teaching six habits of resilience.
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of HopeThis James Redford film (1 hour) does a wonderful job of explaining the biology of toxic stress and the importance of resilience to buffer it.


AAFP EveryONE ProjectEducation and resources to help you advocate for health equity, including the Neighborhood Navigator  for finding resources in your area.
One DegreeLook up engine for free, life-improving resources under the categories of family, food, health, housing, education, legal, employment, and money.
Alcohol & Addiction Anonymous (AA) Meeting Finder 
Al-Anon and Alateen Family Group Meeting Finder 
Alateen Family GroupsA fellowship organization for young Al-Anon meetings (12-18 yo) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Harm Reduction InstituteOrganization to build power and equity with people who use drugs
Children’s Institutefamily planning, counseling, parenting classes
Mindoulatelehealth behavioral services
Concert Healthtelehealth behavioral services


Mindfulness Meditation AppsUCLA Mindful App, Breathe, Headspace, Mindfulness , My Life, Mindfulness Coach (developed by the U.S. VA). These are all available as free downloads.
Global Hope ChallengeAn online, free, ten-day course to help develop skills to create, maintain, and grown hope in your life.
What is MindfulnessGood background information and discussion of evidence from the University of Minnesota
Benefits of MindfulnessDiscussion of practices for improving emotional and physical well-being from Harvard Health


Sleep With MeInnovative audio solution to adult insomnia featuring lulling, droning, stories to calm your thoughts, with stream of consciousness tangents that mimic the way your brain works in the moments between waking and sleeping.
Terrible, Thanks for AskingCompassionate and heartbreaking true stories about people who’ve experienced trauma and how they’ve coped
Un F*ck Your BrainNon-nonsense insights into the ways your anxious brain might be sabotaging you and actionable advice on how to choose different thoughts.
Radio HeadspaceA podcast spun out of the popular meditation app (Headspace) that focuses on navigating post-pandemic life.
The Anxiety Coaches PodcastRelaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm you and help heal.
Life after PTSDShared stories from people who have suffered traumatic events and how they created a life for themselves in the face of that.


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of TraumaBessel van der Kolk ©2014
The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Exploitive Relationshipsby Patrick Carnes
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healingby Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry
The MindBody Workbookby David Schechter. A 30-day structured journal to identify and heal from psychologic issues that may be causing physical pain.


ACEs Aware Provider TrainingTraining for ACEs screening provided by ACEs Aware
ACEs Aware resource siteThe root page to get started on all resources provided by ACEs Aware
ACEs Aware Provider Toolkit67-page PDF explaining the initative, screening, treating, and healing. Includes patient tools.
The Story of Your NumberA short (1:28), patient education video on understanding your ACEs score.
The California ACEs AcademyFree live and on-demand webinars from national experts on ACES and TIC.
ACEs Science ResearchResearch resources and citations for the science behind ACEs
Trauma-Informed Guides, Presentations and Self Assessment ToolsA vetted guideline and tool collection from various national organizations
Trauma-Informed TherapistsLists and databases to help direct you to trauma-informed therapists across the country
Patient Tools and Informational HandoutsReady-to-print handouts on sleep, relaxation techniques, meditation, exercise, parenting, etc.
Spanish Language ResourcesFrom ACEs Aware

District Details

CAFP District

Counties Included

1 Imperial, San Diego
2 Orange
3 & 4 Los Angeles
5 Alpine, Inyo, Kern, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, Tulare
6 Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
7 Monterey, San Mateo, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
8 Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
9 Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma
10 Amador, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yuba

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