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Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT)

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT) is a collaborative initiative to address the impacts of adverse childhood experiences. Through a comprehensive referral mechanism, ACERT connects families and their children with
trauma-informed mental health services and social supports in Manchester. This initiative is a partnership between Amoskeag Health, the Manchester Police Department, and YWCA-NH, working in unison to provide assistance to families and children who have recently encountered police involvement.

Mission Statement: ACERT is dedicated to mitigating the adverse effects of childhood trauma by facilitating access to specialized services and community-based support for affected families and their children.

If you are an agency working with families or children, and the families we work with benefit from your services, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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