The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative

embrella’s inaugural Power to End Adverse Childhood Experiences (P.E.A.C.E.) Initiative is a year-long series of Educational Workshops and Family/Community Engagement Events for foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers, foster, adoptive, and kinship youth, and Department of Children and Families (DCF) staff and their families. These workshops and community events culminate with a daylong health and wellness P.E.A.C.E. Summit on June 1, 2024.

The goal of the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative is to create a shared child welfare community of healers, leaders, and future changemakers. The initiative is informed by Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs) research and provides events located strategically throughout all parts of New Jersey.

All events are free for registrants and made possible through support from embrella’s donors, granters, and sponsors.


The Research

The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative transforms this research into an actionable response and invites all those that interact with the child welfare community in New Jersey to participate and help shape the future of this community with a goal of lowering childhood adversity and increasing positive childhood experiences.

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The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative Booklet

If you haven’t gotten a physical copy of our P.E.A.C.E. Initiative Booklet yet, you’re in luck! Flip through a digitized version of the booklet for event details and more!


Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1974, embrella, formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services, serves foster, adoptive and kinship parents in communities throughout NJ. We provide services, support and training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship families. We help foster children by offering programs to support them from childhood to young adulthood.