Cape Regional Medical Center is leading this two-year project addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a health factor through the partnership and engagement of the Middle Township Police Department, Lower Cape May Regional School District, Cape Counseling Services, and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce as partners in building resiliency among families in Cape May County. The Medical Center and its key partners in the Cape Regional Wellness Alliance, including representation from over 30 community organizations, are striving to engage partners from all sectors of the community in this work. Since the inception of this work, 90% of all Cape May County educators have learned about the effects of ACEs and participated in resiliency training alongside law enforcement officers, recreation program directors and youth coaches in the community. School administrators are adopting policy changes within the school system to support the Alliance’s efforts. Through this project, the Alliance is advancing health and equity in Cape May County by creating a universal prevention initiative for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-18 that parallels the Alliance’s existing work for the community’s school-age children.
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