ACEs Public-Private Initiative White Paper


In 2012, the ACEs Public-Private Initiative (APPI), a Washington State consortium of public agencies, private foundations, and local networks, was formed to study interventions to prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and facilitate statewide learning and dialogue on these topics.

The evaluation team assessed the extent to which five community sites developed sufficient capacity to achieve their goals, and examined the relationship of the sites’ capacity to selected site efforts and their impact on ACEs-related outcomes. To help accomplish that a survey was created to measure the APPI sites’ collective community capacity to address ACEs and increase resilience in their communities. This article describes the development, design, implementation, and results of the APPI evaluation’s ACEs and Resilience Collective Community Capacity (ARC³) survey.

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