“ACEs are a game changer! Unless you fix the trauma…the hole in the soul…where the wounds started, you’re working at the wrong thing…” —Oprah Winfrey

One in four adults in Rock County have high ACE scores.This impacts the health and well-being of our communities. Rock County can promote healing by understanding ACEs and working together to reduce ACEs for our children and to better understand adults who have experienced childhood trauma.

Understanding how ACEs have played a role in your life can be transformative.

“Because I understand now why I am this way. I understand why my siblings are this way. I understand why my mother raised us the way she did. I understand that I can break this cycle for my children and I understand that I am not a victim, I’m a survivor.”—The Deepest Well, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, can impact brain development, the health and the behavior of youth. If we work together, we can reduce the impact these experiences have on our youth.

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ACE Interface presentations

ACE Interface presentations are part of a state-wide initiative to educate the public about adverse childhood experiences and their impact on health and social outcomes. The ACE Interface presentation will explain what Adverse Childhood Experiences are, how they impact brain development and subsequent behavior, how the impact can be mitigated, and how a community can work together to address ACEs.

Presentations can be from 1.5 hours to 6 hours in duration and are free of charge. Shorter, introductory ACEs presentations are also available.

You can request this training for your organization by contacting Shari Faber.

JM4C ACEs brochure
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