How community accountability can help prevent intimate partner violence in the first place

April 4, 2018

Last month at California Partnership to End Domestic Violence’s Shifting the Lens conference, advocates asked participants to question what we mean by “accountability.” This comes at a time when more communities are moving away from “punishment only” toward new models of accountability. By strengthening social networks and increasing community members’ willingness to recognize intimate partner violence as community issue, community accountability can help prevent intimate partner violence in the first place.

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March 2018

Prevention Institute Full Recommendations for Preventing Gun Violence

Time and again, we are heartbroken by the news of another mass shooting. Part of our healing must be the conviction that we will do everything in our power to keep these tragedies from happening...

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March 2018

Prevention Institute Summary of Recommendations to Prevent Gun Violence

Time and again, we are heartbroken by the news of another mass shooting. Part of our healing must be the conviction that we will do everything in our power to keep these tragedies from happening...

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Tacoma ACE|R Profile

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department embraced the ACE|R Framework in its community-driven planning process to improve mental wellbeing for boys and men of color and LGBTQ youth, particularly in efforts that focus on healing as a starting point for collective action.

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SF BRIDGE Housing ACE|R profile

Bridge Housing has advanced the notion of Trauma Informed Community Building and improved outcomes for people living in public housing through implementing strategies to address and prevent community trauma.

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San Jose ACE|R profile

As one of eight communities in the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative, the East San Jose Peace Partnership has used ACE|R as its overarching framework. This emphasis has helped the project to remain focused on community level change strategies and provided a structure for expanding its focus to address multiple forms of violence.

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San Diego ACE|R profile

In City Heights in San Diego, CA, United Women of East Africa Support Team is addressing community trauma and building resilience in East African men and boys, using ACE|R as the organizing framework for their assessment, planning, and implementation efforts.

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Ohio ACE|R Profile

Ohio’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is utilizing the Framework to drive its statewide opioid prevention efforts and strategy in partnership with 12 communities. They are specifically using ACE|R to build trauma-informed coalitions and identify drivers of substance misuse.

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Milwaukee ACE|R Profile

In November 2017, Milwaukee released its Blueprint for Peace. Grounded in the Framework, the Blueprint identifies forms of violence and structural violence and draws on community assets and best practices to focus on preventing violence, as well as intervention efforts to ameliorate the impacts of violence and prevent future perpetration and victimization. 

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February 2018

What? Why? How? Answers to FAQ's about the ACE|R Framework

What? Why? How? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience Framework builds off of core concepts in the Adverse...

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