Advancing Collective Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 215

Peter Pecora, Casey Family Programs and University of Washington

Live Video Presentation and Discussion


Dr. Peter J. Pecora has a joint appointment as the managing director of research services for Casey Family Programs and professor for the University of Washington School of Social Work. He has worked with a number of social service departments in the United States and in other countries to refine foster care programs, implement intensive home-based services, and design risk-assessment systems for child protective services.


Dr. Pecora will present on a recent study by the ACEs Public-Private Initiative (APPI), a Washington consortium of public agencies, private foundations, and local networks, that evaluated interventions to prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in five communities. The study assessed if each site developed sufficient capacity to achieve their goals, and examined the relationship of the sites’ capacity and their impact on ACEs-related outcomes. In this process the APPI developed a practical evaluation measure, the Resilience Collective Community Capacity (ARC3) survey, which can be used with communities nation-wide.

Presentation Power Point