ACEs are a tool for understanding health.
Early life experiences influence adult health and well-being. A higher ACE score leads to increased risk for poor mental and physical health outcomes.
ACEs are common but do not have to represent a lifelong risk factor. By fostering resilience (the ability to bounce back) and with the right supports in place, we can reduce risk and help people recover.
Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a perspective shift that promotes recovery and well-being by recognizing the role of trauma in someone’s life.
The impact of ACEs is a complex problem; therefore, we need a collaborative community approach to respond. Together, we are working to disrupt the cycle, strengthen resilience and restore lives