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.

We Can Prevent ACEs

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence

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ACEs Prevention Resource
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (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.

Page last reviewed: April 2, 2019