Please join the Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience (FNTR) for a Mixer with Jane Stevens, editor of ACESTooHigh, and founder and publisher of ACEs Connection!
Launched in 2018, FNTR aims to foster a vibrant, engage funder learning community that meaningfully increases the impact of individual and recognize collective efforts to address adversity and build resilience in the San Francisco Bay Area. To help accomplish this, the FNTR hosts various learning and networking opportunities designed to share ideas and build meaningful relationships.
In addition to providing an opportunity for informal networking, the mixer will include a brief presentation by Stevens. She will discuss the progress of the resilience-building movement and developments to expect over the next two years including more emphasis on systems, communities, access and equity. She will also share her perspective on the role of funders, and how they can partner effectively in this critical moment for the field.
Jane Stevens, Founder & Publisher, ACEs Connection
Jane Ellen Stevens is founder and publisher of ACEs Connection, comprising the social network ACEsConnection.com and the news site ACEsTooHigh.com. The sites focus on adverse childhood experiences science, and how people are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on that science. The network is supported by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment, the Lisa & John Pritzker Family Fund, the George Sarlo Foundation, and Genentech. Stevens has been a health, science and technology journalist for more than 35 years. Her articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and National Geographic. She began reporting about the CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study and the other four parts of ACEs science in 2005. She has lived and worked in Kenya and Indonesia, and has been to Antarctica – in the winter -- three times on reporting fellowships.
About the Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience
The science on childhood adversity has given us a powerful new lens to understand human health and development — with implications for how we raise our children; how we might prevent, treat, and manage illness; how we can support children to learn and thrive in school; and how we build resilient communities. Growing momentum around this topic - whether framed around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, trauma (or otherwise) is apparent across our community. In many ways, Bay Area organizations are leading the way. As a funder, staying on top of research and best practice, navigating emerging debates, and better understanding how other funders are making sense of this field is a full-time job. That’s where this idea emerged: to create a quarterly forum for learning, debate, and relationship building across Bay Area funders working in the childhood adversity and trauma space. Learn more here.
This event is open to NCG members and non-member funders.