Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
The CDC- Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being
The Stress that results when a child experiences ACEs may become toxic when there is "strong, frequent, or prolonged activation of the body's stress response systems"
Increased number of ACEs increases risk of substance abuse, risky behaviors, and poor academic achievement
Click Here to understand more about ACEs from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Find your ACE score...