Adverse Childhood Experiences

Healing from ACEs
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Healing from ACEs

Traumatic childhood events such as abuse, neglect, witnessing experiences such as crime, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse can create dangerous levels of stress and derail healthy brain development; resulting in long-term effects on learning, behavior and health. You can read more about ACEs here. A growing network of leaders in research, policy and practice are developing approaches to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and mitigate their impact through building resilience. You can find information on ACE’s including resilience through the CDC.

Healing from ACEs is possible.

Here’s some blog posts related to ACEs.

Consent matters; so does teaching it

Consent matters; so does teaching it

Consent is simply about setting your own boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others. We don’t need complicated contracts or apps to ensure consent; we need a revolution within our culture itself.

10 signs of a toxic relationship

10 signs of a toxic relationship

No relationship is perfect, be it familial, a friendship or romantic relationship, or a marriage, yet a toxic relationship can be found in any of those. But there are some relationships which do not work for your good, health, and happiness.

What a rape kit is (and isn’t)

What a rape kit is (and isn’t)

Using one of these kits, certain evidence such as DNA and debris can be collected from a crime scene — and when it comes to assault, that crime scene is the survivor’s body.Even if you never have to use one, it can be helpful to know what exactly a rape kit is, and what it isn’t.  

We Need a Revised Definition of “Physical Abuse”

We Need a Revised Definition of “Physical Abuse”

Physical abuse encompasses more than the current widely accepted definition. The intentional infliction of physical pain, even if there is not an accompanying injury requiring medical attention, is still physical abuse.

ACE scores in prison

ACE scores in prison

The US has the largest prison population in the world and highest per-capita incarceration rate but how are we treating the high rate of ACEs in prison?

What racism and abuse have in common

What racism and abuse have in common

Victims of racism or abuse have a lot in common. Azure Moyna shares the greatest gift you can give someone who has been abused or mistreated.

The Language of Abuse

The Language of Abuse

How to lose the language of abuse and achieve the miracle of actually being able to think in the new language. Emotional language is everything.

How to Break the Cycle of Abusive Parenting

How to Break the Cycle of Abusive Parenting

Are you a victim of abusive parenting and now a parent yourself? Wonder how you can parent without being abusive? Here are some ways you can break the cycle.

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