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4 P's Trauma-Informed Approach 

1. Philosophy and approach to preventing and mitigating ACEs include the utilization and application of the latest brain science data, development of brain architecture, serve, and evidence-based interventions that directly address the impact of toxic stress.


2. Policies and funding and the extent to which they promote safe, stable, and nurturing environments that contribute to healthy brain development and reduce environmental factors that are ACEs such as domestic and community violence.


3. Programs and services that incorporate the Five Protective Factors—Parental resilience; Social connections; Concrete support in times of need; Knowledge of parenting and child development; Social and emotional competence of children—and that build on the strengths of communities to support children and families, skills-building for parents, trauma-informed schools, responsive business communities, and philanthropies.


 4. Professional practices in which cross-fertilization among all professions that touch children and families embrace scientific constructs of developing brain architecture of young children, sensitive periods of development and skill building then and during adolescence and young adulthood, and responsiveness to shaping positive behaviors in parents and others who experienced ACE’s themselves and use of vetted communication science in sharing this information

Building Strong Brains TN Case Study March 2021 

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