ACEs Resource Packet: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Basics

ACEs Resource Packet: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Basics
Posted 4/14/2020

The term Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) refers to a range of events that a child can experience, which leads to stress and can result in trauma and chronic stress responses. Multiple, chronic or persistent stress can impact a child’s developing brain and has been linked in numerous studies to a variety of high-risk behaviors, chronic diseases and negative health outcomes in adulthood such as smoking, diabetes and heart disease. This resource from Johns Hopkins describes ACEs study, how ACEs are measured, prevalence of ACEs, the impact of ACEs and includes a list of resources for additional information.