CPP’s work with prisons and communities is based on the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study which is one of the largest investigations into childhood abuse, neglect and its correlation to later-life health risks.
CPP is currently collecting ACE surveys (via Prison Legal NewsI) from incarcerated men and women throughout the U.S. We have already received surveys from 37 different states. Some surveys are accompanied with devastating stories of child abuse and desperate pleas for help, trauma-informed materials and connection to the outside world. These stories have fueled us to take immediate action.
CPP also collects ACE information from communities throughout the world in order to raise awareness as to the shocking prevalence of childhood trauma. You can take the ACE survey here to support us in our efforts.