ACEs COMMITTEES

ACE Clinical Practice

Purpose: Explore implementation of ACE informed, trauma sensitive policies and practices in local organizations

Meetings/Location: 4th Thursday, every other month at AZ Trauma Institute

Committee Chair: 
Robert Rhoton Psy D., LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S.
Arizona Trauma Institute

ACEs Consortium Executive Committee

Purpose: To provide support, guidance and oversight of the ACE Consortium.

Meetings/Location: 1st Monday of each month, 10:00 – 11:30

Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Community Network (AZTIFC)

Purpose: To build resilient faith-based organizations to facilitate sensitive care, training, resource sharing, advocacy, and social movement, not compromising own faith tradition, but multiplying collaboration for the greater good.

Meetings/Location: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10:00 -11:30am. Location varies.

Committee Chair:
Rev. Sanghoon Yoo, MSW, MDiv ASU
The Faithful City

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Creating Trauma Sensitive AZ Schools

Purpose: To network, gather resources, information and knowledge, spread awareness of the impact of trauma, and increase support to ensure that children traumatized by ACEs succeed in school.

Meetings/Location: 1st Wed. of each month 4:00- 5:30. Location TBD.

Committee Chairs:
Rebecca Leimkuehler
Principal, Holiday Park Elementary

Laura Wiggins, MA, MSW
Principal, Mesa Center for Success

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Communications

Purpose: TBD

Meetings/Location: TBD

Committee Chair:
Allison Hurtado
Marketing and Outreach Specialist at CASA of Arizona

Healing Historical Trauma

Purpose: The Historical Trauma work group is dedicated to integrating information about intergenerational trauma into the many facets of society. We seek to cultivate unity, compassion and equity through the exploration of history’s impact on various ethnic and religious groups. It is our mission to create a movement that recognizes the importance of Culturally Competent Trauma-Informed Practices in every aspect of community interaction. All people from all sectors are embraced in the Historical Trauma work group!

Meetings/Location: Third Fridays of the month; 10:00am-11:30am; 3300 N Central Ave, 16th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Committee Chair:
Iya Affo, Family Support Specialist,
Red Mountain Behavioral Health

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Next Generation

Purpose: TBD

Meetings/Location: TBD

Committee Chair:
Rev. Sanghoon Yoo, MSW, MDiv ASU
The Faithful City

ACEs Prevention: Parenting and Early Childhood Workgroup

Purpose: To identify and develop strategies and resources for prevention of ACEs by focusing on the needs of children, parents and families.

Meetings/Location: Monthly, every 4th Friday, 9:30am-11:30am. Zoom Meeting Link: https://asu.zoom.us/j/390394275 and locations TBD

Committee Chair:
Gordon Freeman Brown, Regional Coordinator, Arizona PBS Education and Community Impact and the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

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Southern Arizona Trauma Informed Network

Purpose: To create a trauma informed community and promote resiliency. Provides training and consultation services for individuals and agencies that would like to learn.

Meetings/Location: Monthly. 5055 E. Broadway Suite C- 104 Tucson, AZ

Committee Chair:
Hilary Mahoney, MPH
Operations Director Arizona Partnership for Children

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ACEs Training Work Group

Purpose: To develop a community of ACE Trainers statewide, and create a dynamic training portfolio that is flexible to meet the needs of a variety of audiences. This workgroup is currently closed to adding new workgroup members.

Meetings/Location: Third Monday of the Month, 10am-12pm at First Things First Phoenix office. 

Committee Chair:
Kavita Bernstein
kbernstein@firstthingsfirst.org
First Things First Program Manager, Children’s Health

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Thriving Cities

Purpose: To foster stronger children, adults and families in our municipal communities through trauma informed care.

Meetings/Location: TBD

Committee Chair:
Lori Robinson, MSW
City Tempe, CARE 7 Trauma Trainer, Human Services

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Trauma Informed Disability Work Group

Purpose: TBD

Meetings/Location: TBD

Committee Chair:
Jenny Mullins
Special Education and Civil Rights Advocate, Parent Support Arizonans

Trauma Informed Courts

Purpose: TBD

Meetings/Location: TBD

Committee Chair:
Betsy Wraight, M.S., MAEd

Trauma Informed Recovery

Purpose: To move the trauma sensitive recovery conversation into every facet of substance use disorder treatment from staff to patients to family members. www.addictionhaven.com/trauma-informed

Meetings/Location: 1st Tues. of month, 9-10am at 1400 N Gilbert Rd Suite F, Gilbert AZ 85234

Committee Chair:
Angie Geren

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The Arizona ACEs Consortium is a collaboration of more than one hundred individuals, state, county, and private organizations working together.

We are made up of professionals from all walks of life, united by a desire to help Arizona’s children.

It’s a big group, and we’re committed to making sure that all families have the opportunity to raise healthy children from the start, so that every child has the opportunity to thrive.

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