Webinar: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Protective Factors
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): understanding long term impact of trauma and key resilience factors.
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Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example:
- experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect
- witnessing violence in the home or community
- having a family member attempt or die by suicide
Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding such as growing up in a household with:
- substance misuse
- mental health problems
- instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison
ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education, relationships and behavior. However, the impact of ACEs can be reduced.
Raising awareness of ACEs can help:
- Change how people think about the causes of ACEs and who could help prevent them.
- Shift the focus from individual responsibility to community solutions.
- Reduce stigma around seeking mental health and behavioral outcomes of complex trauma.
- Provide support for safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments where children live, learn, and play.
Let’s help all children reach their full potential and create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.
- Understand impact of Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (P/ACE)
- Identify immediate, short-, and long-term adaptations of childhood abuse
- Connect trauma with physiological and behavioral adaptations
- Know core community protective factors
- Understand actions that build safety when working with people with ACEs
Training is equivalent to ACE Interface.