We All Play a Role in Preventing Childhood Trauma

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Learn how you can help create healthier childhoods and brighter futures for everyone.

Adverse Childhood Experiences—commonly known as ACEs—affect children and families across all communities. ACEs come in many forms, from abuse and neglect to household challenges (e.g., intimate partner violence, household substance abuse, or parental separation or divorce). They can have long-term effects on health, wellness, and life opportunities.

However, ACEs are preventable.

Learn How to Stop ACEs Before They Start

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences is an online training to help understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs from occurring in the first place. Understand risk and protective factors, associated outcomes, and proven strategies that can be used to reduce or eliminate ACEs.

Just Released: Mental Health Provider Module

Mental health providers are invited to take our latest ACEs training. This training module has been developed as an addition to the introductory ACEs training  for professionals providing mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to children and families. Learn about:

  • the role of culture and diversity in working with families,
  • how to identify risk and protective factors,
  • ACEs prevention programs, services, and strategies across the social-ecological model,
  • intervention services for children and families, and
  • how to educate others and raise awareness.

Take the training to develop skills and knowledge to create healthier lives for all children and families.