Acceptance the first step in overcoming ACEs
Traumatic childhood events such as abuse, neglect, witnessing experiences such as crime, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse are called ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) can create dangerous levels of stress and derail healthy brain development; resulting in long-term effects on learning, behavior and health. A network of leaders in research, policy and practice are developing approaches to prevent (ACEs) and mitigate their impact through building resilience.
Preventing the consequences of ACEs starts with knowing your risks. You can check your risks here if you are on a desktop or tablet.
Blog posts on ACEs
A Survivor Story of a traumatic childhood, a life of consequences, and a grandfather who has healed from the monsters he might awake.
Our Survivor Story this week. A tale of abuse, addiction, and recovery through healing the inner child, but above all, a story of hope.
How do we prevent more school shootings? What do the experts know about school shootings, gun violence, children, and ACEs?
Have you ever felt you can’t shake negative thoughts and the stresses of the world are too much? We discuss depression symptoms, causes, and therapy.
The Stop Abuse Campaign founder’s survivor story uncovers why -and how- suicide prevention must be one of America’s mental health priorities.
If you feel fear, dread, or are overwhelmed, making your life difficult, you may have anxiety. We discuss anxiety symptoms, causes, relation to ACEs, and treatment.
May is mental health awareness month. In this article, we talk about what mental health is, why it’s important, how it relates to ACEs, and how you can help.
TRIGGER WARNING: Brave DV survivor tells her story. It starts with a father who hit her mother with a sledgehammer, but it doesn’t end there.
Parental divorce and separation, including the death of a loved one, are Adverse Childhood Experiences. Were you affected by them? What to do and how to get help?
An abuse survivor with the 10 ACE score tells her story about her journey into fully loving herself by grounding with yoga and mindfulness.