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.
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