In March 2019, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) brought more than 60 professionals together in Ottawa to share ideas and make plans to “spread and embed” the Brain Story science in their networks. The goal of the Brain Builders Lab was to pave the way for policies, practices and public perceptions around substance use to align with the science of adverse childhood experiences and brain development.
In 2020, CCSA created a summary video and a series of impact videos, illustrating the significant impact that Brain Builders Lab participants have had in their communities. These videos are provided below.
Application of Concepts across Human-Serving Sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador
Health Systems Improvement in New Brunswick
Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia
Student Mental Health in Northern Ontario
Application of Concepts in a North-Central B.C. School System
Application of Concepts in the Education Sector (K-12)
Trauma-Informed Care in the Maritimes
Developmental Trauma among Adoptees
Support for Pregnant Youth and Young Parent Families
Regional Strategies for ACEs Awareness and Professional Training
Regional Strategies for Promotion, Prevention and Resilience-Building
Community Connections Supporting Lifetime Wellbeing
Municipal Strategies for the Early Learning Sector