Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Virtual Training
Nearly 50% of American children have had an adverse experience before the age of 18. And, on average, people who experienced six or more traumatic situations in their childhood live about 20 years less than those with no trauma.
Scientists have been studying Adverse Childhood Experiences for years, and the research shows that children who live in toxic environments grow into adults who struggle with substance use disorder, mental illness, suicidal tendencies, and other health issues. As an ACE score increases, so does the risk of serious health, social, and emotional issues.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. One stable and caring relationship can mitigate the impacts of trauma.
Local Community Services Boards are offering free trainings to help the public learn more about the effects of ACEs and the ways to build resilience in the community.
Participants will learn how ACEs affect brain development and how that, in turn, affects behavior and health.
Learning more about ACE is important to not only prevent this toxic stress from occurring within our community but also to better support individuals who experienced trauma in childhood.