Carey Smith Sipp is a community facilitator for PACEs Connection -- formerly ACEs Connection. Leveraging her ongoing recovery and four decades’ experience as a writer, marketer and fundraiser. Carey nurtures community-based PACEs initiatives in 11 Southeastern states, supporting their grassroots efforts to prevent and heal trauma, and create and build on the positive childhood experiences (PCEs) that lead to individual, family, and community strength and resilience. Carey Smith Sipp is a science, brain, health, and parenting enthusiast, was born into hidden addiction, violence, neglect, and abuse. She vowed that if she ever had children, they would have a saner, calmer childhood than her own. After having two children and a divorce, Carey joined a recovery group for family and friends of alcoholics, immersed herself in parenting education, and quit drinking, just in case. She says she somehow knew, more than 30 years ago, that children’s brains were wired for peace and calm or for agitation and addiction. While her ACEs score of 9 explains lifelong health issues, her ongoing years of recovery work and parenting education, writing her own book, the TurnAround Mom, spending time in nature with her children, and having sane and loving relationships, explain her long sought “earned attachment” as well as her passion to prevent childhood trauma, and to help heal it on every level and across the lifespan.