Preventing and healing adverse childhood experiences

Aligning public and private resources so Gwinnett County residents can thrive.

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Build Awareness

and a common understanding about adversity and resilience in our community.

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Promote Trauma-Informed Practices

across all systems and sectors

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Empower Our Community

with critical training to help support a Resilient Gwinnett

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Get the Training

Sign up for training to learn about adversity and resiliency.

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Recruit Partners

Share training opportunities with others in your network.

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Become an Advocate

Advocate for policy and system change and promote trauma-informed practices

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Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is an adult-focused prevention training program that centers on improving the awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse (CSA). The training aims to educate adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to CSA.
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Mental Health First Aid

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis . Learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
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QPR for Suicide Prevention

People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone to help. These 3 simple steps can save a life from suicide. Saying "yes" to this training truly could save a life.
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Connections Matter

Healthy minds enable individuals to reach their full potential. Connections Matter is an interactive, discussion-based curriculum that helps people better understand trauma, brain development, resilience, and the importance of social connections. Gain concrete knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), mind-body connections, how trauma can manifest physically, and strategies for strengthening personal and community resilience. All community stakeholders - businesses, child and family serving professionals, faith communities, educators, health and human service providers, parents, and individuals - can promote trauma-informed environments that help everyone manage stress and build stronger connections within the community. The Connections Matter training lasts 4-hours which can be done in one session or split up into two sessions and can be offered virtually. This training is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit for LPCs, LMFTs, LCSW, Law Enforcement and Bright from the Start.
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Mandated Reporter

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Mandated Reporter Training

This valuable online training is available for free with easy access at your convenience. Training includes courses that provide instruction on better recognizing the indicators of abuse and neglect, understanding your legal obligations and critical role in responsible reporting, and identifying the groups of children that may be at a higher risk of being abused or neglected. You'll be able to print a certificate and access code as soon as you complete the course and test, and IACET CEUs will be included on each certificate at no charge.
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re·​sil·​ien·​cy
ri-ˈzil-yən(t)-sē

An ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Survey of Children’s Health, more than 1 in 4 children have been exposed to at least one adverse event in their lives. In Georgia, 18% of children have experienced at least one adverse event and 10% have experienced two or more. We know that adverse experiences impact all areas of a child’s life and affect their future if not addressed early on. In order to build more resilient communities and help our neighbors overcome these hardships, we must work together to create an environment where all members of the community can thrive.

Our mission is to build resilient communities within Gwinnett by creating a shared understanding of adversity and resilience, promoting trauma-informed practices, and advocating for policy and system change. It will take partners in all sectors working together to bring the change needed, so we are creating opportunities to help members of the community learn how to spot different types of adversity and giving interested parties a seat at the table so that we can build a resilient Gwinnett with systems and practices in place that promote child and adult well-being.

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages...."
Michelle Obama

Adversity can’t be eliminated overnight, but when we work together, we can begin reducing childhood adversity by promoting resiliency and healing. Our goal is to raise awareness about the adversities members of our community are facing, and how we can help them overcome such hardships to find stability and be able to thrive. Help us move the needle and become a champion for trauma-informed practices in our community.

Our Vision

A resilient Gwinnett with systems and practices that promote child and adult well-being

Our Mission

We build resilient communities within Gwinnett by creating a shared understanding of adversity and resilience, promoting trauma-informed practices, and advocating for policy and system change.

Work with Resilient Gwinnett

Gwinnett Coalition Resilient Gwinnett Partnerships

Adults Protecting Children

CASA

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Chris 180

Families First

Family Ties

Freedom Church

Georgia Cares

Georgia Bureau of Investigation CyberSafety

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

Gwinnett County Police Department

Gwinnett County Public Schools

Gwinnett Department of Family and Children Services

Gwinnett District Attorney Office

Gwinnett Newton Rockdale Health Department

GUIDE

Hearts for Families

Lawrenceville Police Criminal Investigations

Magdalene’s Gate

Mosaic Georgia – Child Advocacy Center

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

Positive Impact International

Rainbow Village

Revolution Teen Center

Revved Up Kids

Ser Familia

State DFCS Board Lilburn Women’s

Still Waters International Academy

Street Grace

Tapestri

The Star Institute

Trauma Wellness

View Point Health

Wellness & Trauma Recovery Center

Wellroot Family Services

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