WELCOME to Growing Resilient Communities

3rd Annual Gathering of Collaboratives Addressing ACEs


Gathering Recordings & Handouts


Welcome! On this website you will find links to recordings and handouts from the Growing Resilient Communities: The 3rd Annual Gathering of Collaboratives Addressing ACEs

 This event was offered to develop and implement community-wide approaches to Building Self-Healing Communities. Communities all over Minnesota are engaging their members and local creativity to heal, build resilience, and reduce the impact of ACEs – both Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments. These efforts are needed now more than ever in the face of pandemic and uprising.  This event provided an opportunity for partners across MN communities to share their collective wisdom to address the questions and challenges we are facing today, from the impacts of physical distancing to the pre-existing inequities that cannot be ignored, and more! 

This event and resources were brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Human Services & Minnesota Communities Caring for Children, with additional support from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and BlueShield of Minnesota

Not very familiar with NEAR (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, ACEs & Resiliency) science? Click HERE to access the Conference Pre-reads. 

Recordings and Handouts from Wednesday, June 24th  Workshops

A Deeper Dive into the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey & Other Data Sources with Melissa Adolfson & Jacquie Freund 

Link: https://bit.ly/MSSRecording

Time 1 hour & 12 minutes

 Trauma across Generations: The Impact of Historical Trauma with Sam Simmons


Loving What Is: Grief as a Path to Joy with Drake Powe 


Recordings and Handouts from Thursday, June 25th Workshops

Safety & Self-Healing in Place with Laura Porter

Link: https://bit.ly/LauraPorter

Time: 1 hour & 10 minutes

Findings from the 100 Cups of Coffee Interview Project Pilot with Melissa Adolfson & Melodie Hanson

Link: https://bit.ly/Gathering100cups

Time: 1 hour & 11 minutes

Tools & Practices to Strengthen Individual & Collective Resilience with Susan Beaulieu

Link: https://bit.ly/SusanBeaulieu

Time: 1 hour & 13 minutes

Health Disparities & COVID-19: The Political Determinants of Health with Dr. Antonia Apolinario-Wilcoxon

Link: https://bit.ly/AntoniaWilcoxon

Time: 43 minutes

Plant Pic