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
Kayden Mancuso was killed by a man who was known to be dangerous. But since he was her father, a judge gave him the access he needed to kill her.
I’m helping my sister get addicted to opioids, because for her, life without coping mechanisms is worse than life with them and she has a lot to cope with.
Disclosing abuse; what does the child experience? What does the parent experience? And how can you help your child cope with the trauma?
An interview with the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Melanie Blow about ACEs, addiction, prostitution and child sex abuse laws and policy.
Some abused children become sullen and depressed, others turn to aggression becoming the exact same thing they fear; a bully.
If the United States were to provide the same financial compensation and respect to protective mothers as it provides to Gold Star military mothers, our family courts would change quickly
Why does noone talk about traumatized kids being raised by traumatized parents? Should complex trauma play a role in adoption?
The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences has an impact in our lives from childhood to adulthood. Aces include events such as psychological (emotional), physical, or sexual abuse
Bullying is related to, and similar to, child abuse in some surprising ways. Here’s what you need to know!
98% of women in abusive relationships do not to leave due to a lack of money. Abuse does not stop there because the children are also in harm’s way.