Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Working together, we can help create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.
Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community by assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
Definition, Statistics, and Consequences
Factors that are linked to or protect against violence
Strategies to help states and communities prevention ACEs
Learn how youth-serving and faith-based organizations, coaches, and caregivers can help prevent ACEs
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence pdf icon[4 MB, 40 Pages]
This is a resource to help states and communities leverage the best available evidence to prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as lessen harms when ACEs do occur. It features six strategies drawn from the CDC Technical Packages to Prevent Violence.
Vital Signs: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) pdf icon[865 KB, 2 Pages]
CDC’s Vital Signs fact sheet featuring ACEs and their negative impacts on health as well as education and employment opportunities later in life.