June Updates

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell Proclaimed June 26 “The Day of the Joyful Child” On June 26, the ACE Awareness Foundation hosted a free, family-friendly event to raise awareness of the innovative work and collaboration happening around Memphis to help families overcome the trauma associated with adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs. The event, held from 5:30 to … Continue reading June Updates

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Understanding that parents are the key to preventing many ACEs, our signature program is Universal Parenting Places (UPP), revolutionary care centers where parents can receive professional counselin

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“The parenting places are designed to make information, guidance, support and problem solving available to parents early in the appearance of issues before they become a problem.”

– Robin Karr-Morse | Author, Founder: The Parenting Institute

“Every community has a high level of toxic stress.
What we’re hoping to answer is ‘what do we need to do about it?”

– Barbara Holden Nixon | Founder, ACE Center Task Force

“We do 5,000 deliveries a year. 52% are underserved and the rest are everyday walk-of-life. I don’t care who you are; parenting can be scary. From the moment it happens all the way through the teen years.”

– Anita Vaughan | Founder, CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

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