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Pottstown Matters
Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connection is a collaborative of community agencies that seeks to transform the Pottstown community in order to impact the number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) our young people experience and to fundamentally change the trajectory of their lives. We believe community-wide change is not only possible but also, such an initiative undertaken in a small but diverse community like Pottstown could provide a model that is quantifiable, scalable, and replicable beyond our community.
 
Significant research is available on the neuroscience of trauma and the economic costs of the effects of ACEs, which makes a clear and compelling economic case to invest now to avoid long-term damage that erodes the fabric of our community and requires significantly more funds to repair. This collaborative will start the process of looking at our families through a lens that begins mitigating the impact of early negative experiences.
      
For more information on Pottstown’s work related to trauma and adverse childhood experiences, click here.