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Community Resilience Project

The Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative offers free training to community members on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resilience, and building connections with youth.  For more information and to request a training please contact us.

What are ACEs?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) describe a traumatic experience in a person's life occurring before the age of 18.  ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death.  As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes.  It is important to address the conditions that put children and families at risk of ACEs so that we can prevent ACEs before they happen, as well as support appropriate interventions and supports when trauma does occur.

What is Resilience?

The science of resilience can help us understand why some children do well despite serious adversity. Resilience is a combination of protective factors that enable people to adapt in the face of serious hardship and is essential to ensuring that children who experience adversity can still become healthy, productive citizens.

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