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The ISF Blog

Welcome to the Institute for Safe Families (ISF) Blog. ISF is a Philadelphia non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent family violence and child abuse by strengthening families to create nurturing, healthy environments that promote children’s positive development. For more information, contact us at info@instituteforsafefamilies.org

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Written by Martha
Published on 8/16/2013

You Say You Want a Revolution?
 ACEs Prompt New Thinking about Human Suffering and Strength

A revolution is under way, a ground-shift in the way we think about health and illness, human suffering and strength. It is a revolution with the potential to reshape physical and mental health care practices, schools, social services, juvenile justice systems, communities, families and individual lives.

That was the passionate consensus of the First National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), co-hosted by ISF and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in May 2013.

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Written by Martha
Published on 6/27/2013
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Thank You Emily Wilson

Thanks to Emily Wilson, MPH, MS, CHES, who spent the year as a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leadership Fellow at Institute for Safe Families (ISF). Thanks to the Stoneleigh Foundation for this wonderful opportunity. Emily concluded her one year fellowship here with ISF conducting national research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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Written by Martha
Published on 5/28/2013

Institute for Safe Families Releases the Results of the Philadelphia Urban ACE Survey at National Summit on ACEs

For further press information:
Call Martha Davis, Executive Director
215-843-2046
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Philadelphia’s Institute for Safe Families Hosts Solution-Based Conference

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Written by Emily
Published on 5/21/2013

National ACE Summit a Success!

By: Emily J. Wilson, MPH, MS, CHES, Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow

Last week at the Independence Visitors Center, over 165 thought leaders, practitioners, and key stakeholders working to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in health care, human services, education, and other child and family-serving systems converged in Philadelphia for the National Summit on ACEs. The Summit took place over the course of two days, beginning on Monday, May 13th and wrapped up on Tuesday evening, May 14th.

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Written by Emily
Published on 5/14/2013

The National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences: Day Two

By Emily Wilson, MPH, MS, CHES

Today marked the second and final day of the National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) at the Independence Visitors Center in Philadelphia. Attendees were again invited to network, learn, and share with a range of partners and experts on ACEs from across the country. Day Two of the National ACEs Summit was filled with reflection, historical tribute, and the harnessing of energy and hope for the future of the ACEs movement.

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Written by Emily
Published on 5/13/2013

Opening Day of the National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences

By Emily Wilson, MPH, MS, CHES

The National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) was officially kicked off today in Philadelphia at the Independence Visitors Center. Over 160 child and family-serving professionals from the medical, mental health, public health, community development, philanthropic, and other sectors were represented at the Summit. The event brought together thought leaders, advocates, and activists from across the country and within many geographic regions of the United States.

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Written by Carolyn
Published on 4/17/2013
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Institute for Safe Families Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant To Host Two Day National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences, May 13 and 14, 2013

Philadelphia, PA – (March 19, 2013)—The Institute for Safe Families (ISF), a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing family violence and child abuse, has been awarded a $67,775 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to host a two day National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences May 13 and May, 2013.  This event will encourage a national dialogue on ACEs and toxic stress in children’s lives, with a solution and action-based focus.

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