Statement from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:
DHHS Recognizes Childhood Resilience Week Building on the department’s commitment to the statewide Early Childhood Action Plan, during the week of Nov. 17, DHHS and partners will promote childhood resilience in North Carolina by participating in multi-platform initiatives to build awareness to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This effort will increase knowledge of trauma-informed education, share resources for building greater resilience and amplify support for ongoing action and advocacy in areas of childhood trauma and toxic stress. Learn more about DHHS’ efforts and events to highlight the importance of Childhood Resilience Week:
- Governor Roy Cooper proclaims Nov. 17-24 ACES Awareness Week.
- UNC-TV will air a special documentary feature, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope, from 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
- Following the broadcast, DHHS State Health Director Elizabeth Tilson, M.D., will participate in a Statewide Twitter Townhall from 9-10 p.m. Follow her online @betseytilson. Anyone can join in the conversation online by tweeting their comments and questions using #ResilienceWeek to receive real-time answers from a panel of trauma-informed experts.
- Earlier this month, the CDC released a groundbreaking report: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to improve U.S. health.
- In a press release about the report, Prevent Child Abuse America recognized Gov. Cooper’s Executive Order on Paid Family leave as an example of solutions being put into place to address ACEs in North Carolina.
- To support communities in improving outcomes for young children and families, DHHS has released Early Childhood Data for all NC counties