The Connections Matter Georgia® statewide initiative, launched by the Georgia Center for Child Ad-vocacy and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, is focused on raising awareness and providing a community-based prevention response to Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Connections Matter® addresses the intersecting topics of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, brain development, and resilience. It explores how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain’s ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. During this four-hour training par-ticipants learn about a community-based approach, appropriate for both urban and rural settings, that can build resilience in children and their communities. Workshops and Train the Trainer opportunities are availa-ble. Learn more at https://georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org/what-we-do/prevention/trainings/