Building A Collaborative Georgia.

These resource guides include child and family behavioral health state and local resources with service descriptions and contact information for the counties served by our regional coalitions. This document is meant to serve, inform & assist regional coalition’s partners, community members & local stakeholders. This resource guide has been co-produced by Resilient Georgia and each of our Regional Grantee Coalitions.


The State of Our State 

Behavioral Health and Trauma Prevention

We scan the latest publications and resources on behavioral health and resiliency.

State Scan Chapter 1 : TIC/ACEs Publications

This Literature Review includes ACEs related peer reviewed publications from 1998 to March 2020 with at least one (or more) author working at a Georgia University/Organization at the time of the study. Despite our best efforts to be comprehensive, we recognize that our search approach may have inadvertently missed some relevant publications. This Literature Review is a living document and we welcome all suggested additions. Please contact us to provide suggestions.

State Scan Chapter 2 : Regional Focus

In this Georgia statewide landscape scan, we evaluated ACEs & Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) related efforts across various sectors, including: Community & Faith-Based, Local & Regional Coalitions, School & College Based, Out of School, Public Agencies & State Departments. When evaluating these efforts, we always began by asking, "Does this effort explicitly refer to ACEs, TIC and/or Toxic Stress & does it have services directly related?" If so, we proceeded to collect answers to our evaluation questions from multiple sources. Our statewide landscape scan across sectors is a living document and we welcome all suggested additions. Please contact us - we would love to highlight and share your work.

State Scan Chapter 3 : Trauma-informed Training

Resilient Georgia, in partnership with Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, School of Social Work, Professional Excellence Program Child Welfare Training Collaborative, conducted a widespread trauma training inventory in March-April 2020 to begin to assess assets across the behavioral health continuum in Georgia. Resilient Georgia’s Education and Training Committee worked diligently with our partners to develop a Trauma Informed Training Road Map that highlights and promotes the myriad trainings being implemented across the state to create a trauma informed Georgia.

National Scan: Chapter 1 - Trauma Informed Care and ACEs Prevention Efforts

Shortly after Resilient Georgia was founded in April 2019, our Board of Directors convened a Strategic Planning session which allowed us to identify our No. 1 priority–to learn from our peers. The stakeholders and partners at the table identified that, to be truly successful, Resilient Georgia needed to first look at what other states were doing–and how they were doing it. After many calls, internet searches and conversations, we completed the National Landscape Scan of Trauma Informed Care and Adverse Childhood Experience Prevention efforts.

National Scan: Chapter 2 - ACEs-Related Data from National Surveys

Compiling data sources of ACEs statistics is critical to identify gaps in ACEs research in the US and Georgia. There is a lack of consistent data on ACE statistics. We assimilated available data sources and summarized quality dimensions from the most current datasets or surveys that collect information on ACEs. This data collection will allow organizations committed to eradicate ACEs to identify available data on ACEs, gaps in ACEs data in the US and Georgia and aid in the development of performance metrics for Resilient Georgia to monitor over time.

Brief: The Case for ACEs Prevention

Resilient Georgia is dedicated to healing adversity and promoting resilience in children and families through the prevention and early intervention of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and sharing best practices to support Georgia’s System-of-Care implementation and coordination. In this brief, we make a compelling evidence-based 'Case for ACEs Prevention' and an urgent call to action to invest in building resilience now – early intervention is more effective, less expensive, and imperative to averting the next pandemic: mental and behavioral health. English, Spanish and Portuguese versions are available. We would like our partners to use this brief widely as a communications tool in their communities and would like to offer the opportunity to co-brand this document - please contact us for more information.

Regional Grantee Summary Reports

Resilient Georgia has been working across Georgia to develop diverse, robust and well-planned public-private partnerships with a regional behavioral health focus. All 12 Resilient Georgia regional grantee coalitions are deeply engaged in their work to prevent and heal childhood adversity, provide an emphasis on trauma-informed awareness and care, and promote resilience with the children and their families in their communities. To learn more, read our Regional Grantee Summary Reports.

Regional Child and Family Behavioral Health Resource Guides
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We compiled resources from public and private efforts that support resiliency for all persons aged 0-26 and their families.