Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study findings represent a
paradigm shift in human understanding of the origins of physical, social,
mental, and societal health and well-being. We now know that leading
causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems
and early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental
impacts of ACEs.
The key goal of these trainings is to build a common language and
understanding of ACEs and the related research. You will be encouraged
to think about how this information could be applied within your own
“sphere of influence”—family, workplace, school, community, etc.
• Understand how brains adapt to the environment during childhood.
• Learn the basic concepts of toxic stress and its impact on
• Review the data and key findings from the ACE’s study.
• Discover the framework for building resiliency for individuals and
communities and explore strategies for building resiliency.