The Philadelphia ACES Connection Group hosts first Meet-up

The Philadelphia ACEs Connection Virtual Community hosted its first "Meetup" an informal gathering of more than 30 Philadelphians who are working to prevent adverse childhood experiences, promote resiliency and create a city that is truly trauma informed. The featured guest, James Encinas,  completed a cross-country bicycle trek to explore what brings resiliency for those who have experienced ACEs and trauma. James is a teacher by trade and is also looking to create an organization that will provide services through a trauma-informed lens to young men of color specifically, Latino/ African American males that are being tracked into the school to prison pipeline. Read more about Jame's bicycle journey  here on, a national virtual community of practice that uses trauma-informed, resilience-building practices to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences & further trauma.