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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Connections Matter Georgia

Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, parent better. When we experience tough times, they help us heal. With each connection, we develop a healthier stronger community.

Connections Matter is an in-person and virtual training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to:

• Improve resiliency,

• Prevent childhood trauma, and

• Understand how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma.


Join the Connections Matter Initiative!






The Connections Matter Georgia (GA) Initiative focuses on effectively educating communities about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and resiliency. Connections Matter GA is a collaboration between the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Georgia. The workshop curriculum is an evidence-informed curriculum, developed using a robust body of literature by Dr. Linda Chamberlain and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, adapted for Georgia specific audiences. View the curriculum evaluation report here.



Access the Workshop for Individuals and Organizations:

Our Impact in 2022

  • Units of Service to Ensure Ongoing Safety & Well-being

    16, 793

  • Forensic Interviews


  • Adults Trained

    11, 884

  • Hours of Therapy

    1, 620

  • DeKalb County
  • Fulton County
  • DHS
  • National Children's Alliance
    National Children's Alliance
  • DOJ
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