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ACE Awareness Foundation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Awareness Foundation informs the community about the role of emotional trauma in mental, physical, and behavioral health, and implements innovative models that provide preventable and sustainable solutions to reducing toxic stress in family systems. 

Founded in 2016, the Foundation administers the ACE Task Force of Shelby County and the Universal Parenting Places (UPP). The Foundation is also pioneering ACE curriculum development with the University of Memphis, is leading the county’s first ACE Aware Community Partnership Initiative training program, and was the catalyst for the State of Tennessee’s “Building Strong Brains” initiative.