“Dr. Matthews has provided the Swiss-Army-Knife of ACEs literature…”
–G. A. Hardaway Sr., Tennessee State Representative, Chairman, TN Black Caucus of State Legislators
In Urban ACEs, Matthews uses his personal testimony as a troubled urban student in Memphis along with strategies gained from trauma-informed training to illustrate how a youth struggling with adverse childhood experiences can graduate high school and college when supported by using a trauma-informed approach. Urban ACEs is a guidebook written by a Doctor of Education with a documented history of success as a teacher and administrator in urban schools. His personal testimony, academic credentials, and professional results come together to form the ultimate guidebook for educators and parents.