Childhood trauma

Black children are more likely to have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Seventy percent of non-Hispanic Black children in Ohio have experienced one or more ACEs.

There are racial disparities in ACES, with Black children 30% more likely than white children to experience at least one ACE.

White, non-hispanic

Black, non-hispanic


ACEs or Adverse Childhood Experiences include experiences of physical and emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver mental illness, household violence, and divorce that have a lifelong impact on mental and physical health and negatively impact academic success and future employment status.

2017-2018 National Survey of Children’s Health