PACEs at Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency is a chapter of the Positive and Adverse Childhood Experience (PACES) Initiative.  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) is a range of events experienced by a child which could lead to stress and result in trauma, thereby impacting long term physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is the goal of the PACES initiative, through education and training, to raise awareness about ACES while focusing on positive resilience and coping skills which will ultimately break the cycle and prevent ACES for our youth.

Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Through outreach, gathering and discussion, the Project Self-Sufficiency PACEs initiative aims to provide:

  • Intensive ACES education

  • An overview of the Impact on the Brain

  • Information, Educational Videos, Peer-to-Peer Interaction

  • Tips and Strategies for Building Resiliency

  • Featured Trauma Expert Presenters and Topics

Connections Matter

Connections Matter is a program funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and led by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey designed to engage providers, parents and community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency. The focus is to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma and demonstrate how caring connections serve as a primary buffer in the negative effects of trauma. The 2-part, 4-hour training is appropriate for parents and providers raising and teaching school aged children.

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Join us at Project Self-Sufficiency for a discussion of the issues surrounding Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs)!

Guest speakers, Workshops & More.

Pizza provided.  Advance registration required.  Call 973-940-3500.

Guest speakers offer insight and improve resiliency.