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.

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