ACEs Resource Center
Understanding ACEs. Building Resilience.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events that create dangerous levels of stress and can negatively impact the development of a child's brain and body. Left untreated, ACEs can have a lifelong impact on an individual and affect communities and society in significant ways.
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The following resources have been compiled from reputable sources to help you better understand ACEs and the research behind it.
Our body is primed to respond to stress. But in her inspirational TedTalk, Dr. Nadine Burk-Harris explores what happens if that stress never goes away.
Growing up with unresolved trauma, Tonier Cain describes what it was like and what happened when someone finally asked her the right questions.
This interview features co-founder of The ACE Study, Vincent Felitti, MD.
Resilience practices overcome students' ACEs in a trauma-informed high school.
This site introduces an ACE survey tool kit to equip human service providers with the tools and tips needed to administer the ACE survey.
The CDC considers ACEs an important public health issue. Learn more about the ACEs study, data, and resources here.
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