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 are some of our blog posts related to healing from ACEs.

5 tips for friends of survivors

5 tips for friends of survivors

Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way you can. Situations may vary, but here are 5 tips for friends of survivors.

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How to cope with anxiety

How to cope with anxiety

Having anxiety is difficult to explain to people. Sometimes, you feel like everything is falling into place, and the next, your world feels like it’s crashing down on you. Stress, feelings of neglect, worries about the future, all of these can combine into an anxiety episode or attack. 

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