“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.

Learn about your ACE score

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ACEs and addiction


JM4C ACEs brochure

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JM4C ACEs brochure page 2

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