Trauma, ACES, and Resiliency

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

What are ACEs?
ACEs are serious childhood traumas — a list is shown below — that result in toxic stress that can harm a child’s brain.
This toxic stress may prevent child from learning, from playing in a healthy way with other children, and can result in
long-term health problems.  Read More

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