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Resources

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Our Youth Development Resource Portal is being developed thanks to a grant from the Pallottine Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative.

 

ACES

Adverse Childhood Experiences

WV ACES COALITION

Adverse Childhood Experiences Coalition of West Virginia. The ACES Coalition of West Virginia includes over 70 different organizations and individuals working together to improve the health and well-being of all West Virginians by reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and preventing their occurrence.

UNDERSTANDING ACES

Explores impact of ACEs on child development.

ACES (INFOGRAPHIC)

Overview of ACEs 

COMMON TRAUMA SYPTOMS

Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators.

PREVENTING ACES (INFOGRAPHIC)

Strategies to overcome ACEs.

ACES AWARE

Understanding, overcoming, & preventing ACEs.

ACES AWARE (INFOGRAPHIC)

Infographic for ACEs AWARE report: What You Should Know.

DURING & AFTER PANDEMIC

Exploring longterm impact of Covid-19 on children.

ACES NEWSLETTER 

Aces Too High is a newsletter on current trends & topics in ACEs research.

TOXIC STRESS - HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Guide to identifying and preventing toxic stress.

 

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING

Research on improving executive functioning skills. Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION ISSUES IN KIDS: A QUICK GUIDE

Learn what executive functions are, the symptoms of executive function issues, how executive function issues are diagnosed, and how executive function issues are treated.

 
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PACEs

Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences

PACEs SCIENCE 101

Research on the impact of Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs).

 

RESILIENCE

Helping Children Handle Stress

RESEARCH ON BUILDING RESILIENCE - HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children.

SCIENCE BEHIND RESILIENCE - HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Understanding why some children do well despite adverse early experiences is crucial, because it can inform more effective policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential.

STRENGTHEN RESILIENCE - HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Multiple lines of research have identified a com- mon set of factors that predispose children to positive outcomes in the face of significant adversity.

RESILIENCE: A POWERFUL WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ACEs

Center for Childhood Counseling report on the impact resilience can have on preventing ACEs.

BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

The aim is to create more fertile soil and a more vibrant tree to address, prevent and reduce the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences 

HELPING CHILDREN COPE & ADJUST AFTER A DISASTER

Strategy guide to help children understand the disaster and to promote effective coping strategies.

BUILDING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS WHEN TEACHING ONLINE

Guide for building social-emotional skills online with PreK-3rd grade students.

HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH CHANGES RESULTING FROM COVID-19

Tips for teachers, caregivers, parents, and community leaders on modeling & building healthy coping strategies in children.

SUPPORTING CHILDRENS MENTAL HEALTH: TIPS FOR PARENTS & EDUCATORS

Recommendations for building community mental health supports.

BUILDING RESILIENCY

Guide to helping children learn resiliency.

MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES & FATIGUE DURING COVID-19

Article addressing how to deal with increased fatigue during the Pandemic.

HELPING CHILDREN HANDLE STRESS

Guide for parents on how to teach kids to resilience & healthy responses to stress.

 
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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING - FREE TOOLKIT & TRAINING

The Social Emotional Learning Toolkit, developed by The Education Alliance, provides age-appropriate strategies for supporting social emotional learning. Each grade level section includes research to consider as well as activities to implement with students.

Material Include:

  • Easy to use Toolkit for afterschool providers, faith-based organizations, coaches, local nonprofit agencies, and more

  • Age-appropriate strategies for supporting social emotional learning

  • Grade level sections with research to consider and activities to implement 

  • How To/Q&A sessions on May 5 and 12 to learn more and ask questions

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

SUICIDE PREVENTION

CDC report on suicide prevention strategies.

YOUTH SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS

Guide for youth on identifying warning signs of suicide.

PREVENTING SUICIDE: A TOOLKIT FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

This toolkit contains strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health, including tools that respond to the needs and cultures of students.

988 - SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE

In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more about the lifeline by visiting the link.

988 FACT SHEET

Learn more about the implementation of the new Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline number - 988.

2022 WEST VIRGINIA SUICIDE DATA

The latest statistics on suicide in West Virginia.

WV SUICIDE PREVENTION PLANS AND INITIATIVES

Learn more about suicide prevention plans and efforts in West Virginia, such as crisis lines and the implementation of 988, mental health parity, K-12 school suicide prevention, conversion therapy bans, University and college campus suicide prevention, and health professional training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management

 

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

PREVENTING YOUTH VIOLENCE

CDC report on community strategies to prevent youth violence.

PREVENTING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE & YOUTH VIOLENCE

CDC program for teens on preventing dating violence.