Building the Movement with Community Coalitions

This session will describe lessons learned from the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) initiative. MARC began as a learning collaborative of 14 cross-sector, community-based networks organized around the science of adverse childhood experiences, trauma and resilience. Findings from MARC's cross-site evaluation, along with a national survey of more than 250 similar networks, will be shared, demonstrating both the reach and power of these groups to prevent ACEs, heal trauma and foster resilient communities.

Session Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the characteristics of an ACE, trauma and resilience (ATR) network
  • Participants will be able to identify at least two ways ATR networks can support community efforts to build resilience
  • Participants will be able to identify resources to build and strengthen their ATR networks

This is an excerpt from the "Building the Movement with Community Coalitions" workshop (January 7, 2022), which was the first session of the 2022 Workshop Series, Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience. The series is presented by the Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Connection, in collaboration with 12+ national organizations. For more information about the 2022 Workshop Series, visit 

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