Join the #ChildrenCanThrive Campaign so all children grow up happy and healthy.

The #ChildrenCanThrive  campaign seeks to transform our response to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long term effects.

Join the #ChildrenCanThrive Campaign so all children grow up happy and healthy.


The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) provides resource information on its website as a public service. The materials contained on this site are made available for educational purposes only and are not meant to serve as medical advice or to replace consultation with your physician or mental health professional. You are advised to consult your physician or mental health provider about your personal questions or concerns.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Resources:

ACEs Too High  - a news site that reports on research about adverse childhood experiences

ACEs Connection - a community of practice to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences and to change systems to stop traumatizing already traumatized people.


Toxic Stress Information:

Mental Health America 

What is Integrative Medicine:

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Resources for Finding a Pediatrician: 

Resources for Finding a Mental Health Provider:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Mental Health America


Resources for Pediatricians:

American Academy of Pediatricians -  The Resilence Project 


Suggested Readings:

“The Poverty Clinic”The New Yorker (March 21, 2011) 

Paul Tough, How Children Succeed (2012) 

“Futures At Risk: Preventing Children’s Exposure to Violence,” California Health Report (April 9, 2013) 

“An Unhealthy Dose of Stress” CYW White Paper on Toxic Stress (June 2013)

“Poverty Is Making Kids Sick” San Francisco Magazine (Sept. 30, 2013) 

"A Hidden Crisis: Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California" CYW Data Report in partnership with Public Health Institute (November 6, 2014)




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