Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences
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 affect entire families, communities, and our whole society. Thankfully, ACEs are preventable.
The division of violence prevention of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has developed a training aiming at understanding, recognizing, and preventing ACEs. Participants learn about risk and protective factors, outcomes associated with ACEs, and evidence-based strategies, which can be used to reduce or eliminate the impact of ACEs and stop them from occurring in the first place.
This training begins with two modules designed to increase awareness and understanding of ACEs and ways to prevent them. These modules are appropriate for anyone interested in learning about ACEs regardless of education level or profession.