Strong BRAIN Institute

East Tennessee State University

Strong BRAIN Institute

Building Resilience through ACEs Informed Networking

The Strong BRAIN Institute, founded through a 5-year gift from Ballad Health, is the preferred resource for promoting the awareness and empirical study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); for promoting the development and dissemination of evidence-based practices that prevent, reduce, or mitigate the negative effects of ACEs on health and health disparities; and for promoting a trauma-informed citizenry and workforce in the Appalachian Highlands region and beyond.

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Organizational Transformation

Working with organizations to transform policies, procedures, and philosophies to promote resilience and mitigate the effects of ACEs

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Conducting, coordinating, designing, and spotlighting ACEs-related and resilience promoting research

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Training and Education

Providing extensive and short-term training in resilience building, cultural transformation, and mitigation of the effects of ACEs for all types of organizations, some leading to certificates

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Our Experts

Our experts represent a vast array of disciplines including psychology, business, education, public health, social work, medicine, pharmacy, nursing

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Providing consultation on ACEs-related and resilience building topics throughout the community and beyond in sectors such as healthcare, education, business, law enforcement, corrections, and faith-based organizations

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Scientifically developed and critically evaluated resilience promoting and ACE mitigating resources for individuals and organizations