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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Updated: Aug 3, 2022

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe the traumatic experiences that children experience before the age of 18. These are deemed to have lasting impacts on a child's mental, physical health, and general well-being.

There are many different types of traumas in childhood that can be ACEs. Examples of ACEs include:

The experience of physical or emotional abuse

  • Experiencing abandonment or neglect

  • The lose of a family member to suicide

  • Childhood in a household were substance abuse or alcoholism is prevalent

  • Having a parent that is mentally ill

  • Having an parent that is in prison

  • Experiencing the divorce or separation of parents

The following video outlines the impact ACEs have on human development

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