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Connections Matter

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.

The Connections Matter Georgia Initiative focuses on effectively educating communities about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency. The training is four hours long and can be done in one session or split up into two sessions. It is available in-person and virtually, and it is approved for four hours of CEU credit: LPCs, LMFTs, LCSW, Law Enforcement, SCEIs, and Bright from the Start.

What Are ACEs?


of Georgia children had a guardian navigating substance abuse
3 out of 5 Georgians have experienced at least 1 “ACE.”

“ACEs” stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. The term ACEs is used to describe experiences that occur before the age of 18.

This can lead to:

  • difficulties in school
  • poor health outcomes 
  • economic instability
Learn More About ACEs

To request a training, contact the Resilient North Georgia team at