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Smart Solutions for Schools Webinar: Sept. 26

School administrators, teachers and parents are invited to our Smart Solutions for Schools Webinar to learn about solutions that will improve the health and performance of students, and how to earn recognition through AHA’s Healthy School Awards program. The webinar is Wed., September 26, 4-5 pm via Zoom; register More


Resilience Documentary: Telling the Story of ACEs

The 60-minute documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope does an excellent job of explaining Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), how common they are, the significant physical and mental health impact they can have and, importantly, how to lessen these impacts—through resilience. View the trailer. To More


Perspectives (May 2018)

It’s been an exciting couple of months in Wake County; I’m eager to share a few highlights about ACEs, the Thrive NC Food Summit and our school awards. First, regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs.): AHA was honored to host Lynn Waymer, VP of Community Engagement and Communications or KPJR More


AHA Welcomes New Board Members

AHA is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Sharon Delaney McCloud and Greg Jackson. “We’re honored to have Sharon and Greg join our Board of Directors; we value their leadership and their expertise in our community to help further AHA’s mission and goals,” said Sarah Martin, Wake More


Implementing Strategies & Skills at WCPSS for Coping with Trauma

Last spring, 10 social workers and psychologists on staff at Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) were certified as Community Resilience Model (CRM) trainers so that they can train other staff, including teachers. To date, they have trained about 225 of their peers, and summer training has been scheduled More


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