Context Matters: How ACEs, Trauma, and Resilience Networks Incorporate Local Realities to Promote Resilience (Brief)


The various settings in which the networks were situated provided both challenges and assets. This brief highlights how the networks incorporated local realities to promote resilience by leveraging their strengths and capacities to navigate three types of contextual factors: natural disasters, geography, and cultural identity.


This brief was developed by the MARC evaluation team at Westat—Debra Rog, Tamara Daley, and Nanmathi Manian—in close partnership with the Health Federation of Philadelphia and the MARC Evaluation Work Group—Renée Boynton-Jarrett, Ruben Cantu, Kathryn Evans, Heather Larkin, Geof Morgan, Aditi Srivastav Bussells, and Holly White-Wolfe.

Funding for the brief comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Foundation.

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