Building a Resilient Amador


If you, your organization, agency, place of business,

or community group would like to learn more about the effects

of adverse childhood experiences, trauma-informed care, and how to build resiliency in our community, please contact us

to schedule a training presentation. More info. HERE.

(209) 223-5921  

Resilient Amador

  • Educates people in Amador County about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the effects of toxic stress by creating materials and hosting ACEs trainings across sectors, promoting awareness through various media formats.

  • Actively supports the implementation of trauma-informed practices that increase resilience and wellness for all residents, through peer led workforce trainings on the impact of ACEs and introducing trauma-informed awareness.

  • Recognizes the mental and emotional impact on those who provide services to communities that experience high ACE scores. Seeks to create a supportive environment that promotes self-care and resilience building for our members.

  • Provides opportunities for community members to network and learn from each other.


We are a coalition of community members representing early childhood, family services, education, health care, mental and behavioral health, juvenile justice, government, law-enforcement, community-serving organizations, and businesses. We strive to create a more resilient Amador by educating individuals, communities, and organizations about ACEs, trauma and resilience; and by providing training and resources for making policy and practice changes that are needed to create healing in our citizenry, organizations, and systems.

Initial Results

  • The Resilient Amador Collaborative held its first meeting in late 2017.

  • Over 25 different representatives from the community, local organizations, and agencies helped shape the structure and goals of the collaborative.

  • In spring of 2018 a two-day training on ACEs and trauma-informed care was held for the general community.

  • In the fall of 2018 the first Resilient Amador community gathering was held, introducing Resilient Amador to the community, with a panel discussion around what knowledge, opportunities, and challenges exist currently.


Amador County is a thriving and resilient community.



Working together to promote a trauma-informed community through education, prevention, support, and advocacy, thereby raising the standard of care for all.



The creation and promotion of trauma-informed systems for prevention and responsive intervention.

Learn More - Get Involved


Resilient Amador is working together to promote a trauma-informed community through education, prevention, support, and advocacy, thereby raising the standard of care for all.  Join us the second Tuesday of every month, 3:00-5:00pm, 975 Broadway, Jackson, at the Child Abuse Prevention Council’s offices,

(209) 223-5921 or

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council website:


Network of Care - online resource for local Amador events, workshops, and classes.

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Amador ACEs Facts

65% of Amador residents have 

experienced childhood adversity.


Nearly 17% reported at least four ACEs, and one in four surveyed said they had experienced two or three ACEs.*

*Center for Youth Wellness (n.d.). A Hidden Crisis: Findings  

  on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California, 2017

 ACEs Connection - valuable resources on ACEs, Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency, visit and join our group to receive periodic updates -  Resilient Amador

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council website:

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ACE Questionnaire  - visit ACEs Too High to learn more about the ACE questionnaire, the latest science and research on ACEs and resiliency, and to find additional resources.