• Join us: Ending a public health crisis hidden in plain sight

    With 34.8 million children across socioeconomic lines affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), we can’t afford not to act

  • Voices from the Field

    Voices from the Field is a podcast for pediatric clinicians that interviews providers doing pioneering work in ACEs screening and intervention, and delves into their first-hand experiences implementing screening in the clinical setting.

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  • Help us meet our goal

    1,000 pediatric clinicians 
to screen 300,000 children over 3 years

  • Learn from your peers

    Network with pediatric-serving medical practitioners and other professionals implementing ACEs screening and trauma-informed care

The momentum for universal ACEs screening in pediatric primary-care is growing. Be part of a national peer group of providers interested in applying ACEs and toxic stress science to medical practice and in expanding knowledge, building capacity, accessing resources, and shaping the field of trauma-informed medical practice.

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  • Learn More: Aces Science

    Hear from Center for Youth Wellness founder and CEO Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as she describes the health impacts of ACEs and toxic stress at her groundbreaking 2015 TEDMED talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime.” The talk is actively used in trainings, college curricula and continuing education programs.

    Watch the video (16 minutes)
  • Stay Informed

    • What Is Toxic Stress?

      This short fact sheet explains the toxic stress framework, types of stress responses and highlights research about the far-reaching impacts of the cumulative effects of a chronically dysregulated stress response system.

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    • Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health

      The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement that calls on pediatricians to address childhood adversity and toxic stress. It provides an ecobiodevelopmental framework to illustrate how early childhood experiences, toxic stress and environmental factors can potentially manipulate genes and impact brain development. The implications of this framework suggest that adult diseases could be viewed as developmental disorders that begin early in life due to adversity and toxic stress.

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About NPPC

The NPPC embraces a co-designed approach that ensures that materials and training are responsive to member needs and that lessons learned as a community are disseminated 
widely to advance medical practice. Membership includes:

  • Access to the NPPC member website
  • Monthly communications
  • Webinars, interviews
  • Peer-to-peer networking

NPPC also is working with a select number of medical practices to help us better understand the experience and process of integrating ACEs screening into clinical settings. Data, insights and learnings from these “pilot sites” will be shared with NPPC members.

NPPC is an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness

NPPC member website

The NPPC member website strives to provide a full breadth of resources to help 
practices make the case for and implement ACEs screening, including:

  • ACEs- and toxic stress-related research and articles
  • Education and outreach materials
  • Screening tools information
  • Workflow tools
  • Interventions resources
  • Patient and community partner handouts
  • Backend administrative, financial and legal considerations
  • Staff training resources
  • Staff self-care resources
  • Data tracking and reporting practices

765 Members Worldwide

719 US Members

46 International Members

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • Phillippines
  • South Korea
  • St. Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • Croatia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Kitts