When researcher Elsa Falkenburger thinks about the benefit of trauma-informed communities, she recalls the curb-cut effect.

The concept is well-known in social science — sloped access points in curbs were mandated by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act in an attempt to make cities more accessible to people in wheelchairs. But soon, others appreciated them too: parents pushing strollers, delivery people with dollies, kids on scooters.

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