For Professionals

Professionals across sectors - health care, law, criminal justice, education, and others - can be more effective with in-depth knowledge about ACEs, trauma, and reslience. These resources were developed by members of the Philadelphia ACE Task Force to help professionals working with children, families, and communities gain the skills they need to become trauma-informed. 

Get Trained in Trauma Informed Practices 

There are dozens of trainings available in the greater Philadelphia region. This resource was developed by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force and Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative to capture the resources available to individuals who work with children, families, and communities to learn more about ACEs, trauma, and resilience.

Incorporating Trauma-Informed Practice and ACE Content into Professional and Graduate-Level Programs

The Workforce Development and Higher Education Workgroup, co-chaired by Jeanne Felter, PhD and Suzanne O’Connor, has developed a toolkit to aid faculty and staff across multiple disciplines—specifically social work, medicine, law, education, and counseling—to develop or integrate critical content on adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed care into new or existing curricula of graduate education programs. 

Trauma-Informed Philanthropy

Learn more about how the philanthropic sector can advance trauma-informed practice by applying trauma-informed principles to their grantmaking, leveraging relationships, and fostering collaboration across sectors. Read two volumes of Trauma-Informed Philanthropy as well as a companion infographic developed by Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia and Philadelphia ACE Task Force leaders, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Scattergood Foundation.