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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower K-12 schools and their communities in understanding, addressing, and healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We are dedicated to fostering nurturing and supportive school environments where students can embark on their journey towards resilience and well-being.

Through our user-friendly app, we provide comprehensive tools, resources, and a community-driven platform that promotes healing, awareness, and growth within the K-12 school context. Our vision for K-12 schools is to:

  • Raise Awareness: We aim to increase awareness about ACEs and their impact on students' physical, mental, and emotional well-being within the school community. By promoting understanding, we seek to reduce stigma, foster empathy, and create a more compassionate educational environment.

  • Facilitate Healing: We empower students to heal from past trauma by providing access to evidence-based resources, trauma-informed interventions, and support networks within the school setting. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to overcome adversity and thrive academically and emotionally.

  • Foster Resilience: We promote the development of resilience as a key factor in overcoming ACEs among students. By providing personalized recommendations, educational materials, and community support within K-12 schools, we empower students to build resilience and navigate academic and personal challenges with strength and determination.

  • Support Educators and Professionals: We strive to equip educators, school staff, and other professionals in K-12 schools with the tools and resources necessary to identify, address, and support students affected by ACEs. By integrating ACEs screening and trauma-informed practices, we foster a comprehensive approach to care within the school community.

  • Advocate for Change: We advocate for policies and practices within K-12 education that prevent ACEs, promote trauma-informed care, and create supportive school environments for students and communities. We work collaboratively with stakeholders to effect systemic change and prioritize the well-being of future generations.

Through our mission, we envision a future where ACEs awareness is widespread within K-12 schools, trauma-informed care is standard practice, and students affected by ACEs have the support they need to heal, thrive, and reach their full potential within the educational setting. Together, we can break the cycle of adversity, build resilience among students, and create a school environment where every student has the opportunity to excel academically and emotionally.

 

Just like paper airplanes, the human spirit is innately resilient and filled with endless possibilities. With each fold and crease, dreams take flight, carrying us towards uncharted horizons. We believe that understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and providing valuable resources empowers individuals to soar above their past, embracing a future of healing and resilience.

Similar to crafting a paper airplane, addressing ACEs requires thoughtful consideration. By acknowledging the impact of childhood adversity, we can build resilience that withstands life's challenges. The ACEs App is here to offer support, guidance, and a community that nurtures growth and transformation.

No matter the circumstances that have shaped our lives, everyone deserves the chance to spread their wings and fly. Through understanding ACEs and providing essential resources, we strive to uplift individuals, enabling them to rise above their past and embrace a future filled with hope, strength, and limitless possibilities.

Together, let's soar to new heights and create a world where every individual can thrive, regardless of the challenges they've faced. We're dedicated to fostering resilience and empowering individuals to reach their true potential, as they navigate the skies of healing and triumph.

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