Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma-Informed Care
ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood, as well as decreased education and employment opportunities. Trauma-Informed Care is characterized by an understanding that problematic behaviors may need to be treated as a result of the ACEs or other traumatic experiences.
Information about ACEs
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: We Can Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Resources for communities working to address the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and help every child have a healthy start in life.
- Harvard University Center on the Developing Child features several articles on ACEs.