Adverse childhood experiences—commonly known as ACEs—affect children and families across all communities. ACEs can impact kids’ health and well-being, and they can have long-term effects on adults’ health and wellness. They can even have consequences that impact entire families, communities, and our whole society. Thankfully, ACEs are preventable.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Cervices, Center for Disease Control has provided an new online training tool, Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences.
This training will help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs. You’ll learn about risk and protective factors, outcomes associated with ACEs, and evidence-based strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate the impact of ACEs and stop them from occurring in the first place.
Get the knowledge and insights you need to help create healthier, happier childhoods for kids today, and bright futures for adults tomorrow.
Training topics include:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences, Brain Development, and Toxic Stress
- The ACE Study
- Prevalence and Consequences of ACEs
- Risk and Protective Factors for ACEs
- Essentials for Childhood: Assuring Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments
For further information, contact Emily Poland, School Nurse Consultant for the Maine Department of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.