"Children's exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences is the greatest unaddressed public health threat of our time. " -Robert W. Block, MD (former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) describes 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.
The Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative offers free training on ACEs and resilience. For more information view our flyer HERE. To request a training for your business, organization, or group contact the Collaborative Coordinator, Maggie Cichosz.