What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)?
Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Examples of ACES include experiencing violence, abuse or neglect, divorce, and witnessing violence in your home or community.
ACEs cause brains to develop differently and appear to impact a person’s future life in negative ways as a result,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Credit: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation