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
Crime prevention starts with protecting children
Crime is a complex issue. Protecting children from Adverse Childhood Experiences prevents crime and strengthens communities.
Suicide prevention means child protection
Preventing suicide means preventing the pain that leads to it. When we do this, we will make real progress in reducing suicide in communities.
Homelessness is a journey that starts in the family
Homelessness is a key American problem. It’s also one least understood. What causes homelessness? How do we solve this problem as a society?
How America Can Break the Cycle and Prevent Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is one of the worst issues in America. its effects are horrendous, but its root causes are more complex than everyone assumes.
The monster will get us, be quiet
A Survivor Story of a traumatic childhood, a life of consequences, and a grandfather who has healed from the monsters he might awake.
Our Survivor Story this week. A tale of abuse, addiction, and recovery through healing the inner child, but above all, a story of hope.
Preventing school shootings
How do we prevent more school shootings? What do the experts know about school shootings, gun violence, children, and ACEs?
Am I Depressed? Depression Symptoms, Causes, Therapy
Have you ever felt you can’t shake negative thoughts and the stresses of the world are too much? We discuss depression symptoms, causes, and therapy.
Thoughts on suicide prevention from a survivor
The Stop Abuse Campaign founder’s survivor story uncovers why -and how- suicide prevention must be one of America’s mental health priorities.
Am I Crazy? Anxiety Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
If you feel fear, dread, or are overwhelmed, making your life difficult, you may have anxiety. We discuss anxiety symptoms, causes, relation to ACEs, and treatment.