Community Resilience Collaborative of Middlesex County

Transforming our Community into One of Hope, Healing & Resilience!

About Us


Who We Are

We are an open community group made up of individuals passionate about collaboration and sharing resources and who have a working knowledge about preventing trauma and promoting resiliency.


Resiliency Offers Hope!

Our efforts are grounded on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) science, which includes research on resilience.

What is ACEs Science?

Join Us in Changing the Conversation!

We seek to drive out shame and blame, and instead replace it with safety and support. In the words of one of our wise partners: "Hard hat not required - open arms and a warm heart go a long way to fostering resilience." Dr. Velandy Manohar, MD

Visit the CRC Community on ACEs Connection

The Social Network for the Worldwide ACEs Movement

ACEs Connection is an ever-growing social network, that connects those who are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science around the globe.  

ACEs Connection supports local ACEs initiatives in neighborhoods, cities, counties, states and nations. We provide initiatives with a free community site on ACEs Connection, guidelines on how to launch and grow local ACEs initiatives, and powerful online tools that help local initiatives measure their progress. We also have interest-based communities, such as ACEs in Education, ACEs in Pediatrics, and Parenting with ACEs. 

Our Community Managers site helps managers of more than 300 geographic-based communities connect with each other. They share ideas about how best to leverage their community’s ideas, initiatives, successes and challenges to accelerate the use of ACEs science.  


Meet Our Members

Rebecca Lemanski, MSW Founder, Co-Creator & ACEs Connection Community Manager


Mary Dineen Elovich, LCSW Co-Creator


Mary Emerling, RN, MPA Co-Creator


Sean Macauley, LMFT


Bonnie Daley, Youth Services Bureau, City of Middletown


Justin Carbonella, Youth Services Bureau, City of Middletown


Dawn Dubay


Kai Belton, MSW


Ed Bonilla, MBA, MS