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Framing Adversity, Trauma, and Resilience

The science of adversity, trauma, and resilience is a powerful tool in any effort to improve health and wellbeing. But science—no matter how strong its findings—does not speak for itself.
March 26, 2024

How can advocates talk about trauma-informed approaches in ways that resonate beyond “the choir?” And how can proponents highlight the potential of trauma-informed approaches for organizations and systems, given its roots in clinical care?  This brief offers framing guidance for researchers, advocates, and practitioners advancing systems change on child abuse and neglect, family violence, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), early trauma and trauma informed care, and toxic stress.