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.

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.

Everyone needs a co-pilot

Everyone needs a co-pilot

Trusting someone with your story of abuse is a huge hurdle to overcome when you have been sexually abused as a child. It’s easier with a co-pilot.

Hierarchy of abuse

Hierarchy of abuse

Society has ranked types of abuse in a hierarchy society considers most to least bad, and even buckets abuse into legitimate and illegitimate categories.

Boy in hole review

Boy in hole review

“Boy in the Hole” by Akiva Hersh is a heart-filled story of surviving and overcoming, intergenerational trauma. It starts with the makings of a very traumatized grandmother and follows two generations of her family tree. It is a study in intergenerational trauma, in...

How to be an ally for victims of abuse

How to be an ally for victims of abuse

It’s important for survivors and victims of abuse to have allies. To have a friend on their side when going through a rough time. Are you someone’s ally?

Why do people blame the victim?

Why do people blame the victim?

We hear the expression. “blaming the victim,” but do we really know what victim blaming means? Or why we blame victims?

My recovery as a sex offender

My recovery as a sex offender

My recovery as a sex offender started when I stopped making excuses. And it started in the hostile environment of a prison.

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