The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study – or ACE Study – is a landmark CDC-Kaiser Permanente study that shows many major health and social issues have their roots in childhood trauma [including substance abuse, mental illness, suicide, heart disease and diabetes] and that childhood trauma can have neurological and biological effects that last a lifetime. ACEs are common, powerful, and interrelated and include multiple forms of abuse and neglect and household dysfunction.
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The upside is that opportunities for awareness and prevention are huge. Faith communities play a large role in preventing ACEs and helping people to heal and build resilience. Faith and healthy relationships are an important part of resilience efforts.
HARC is offering presentations and trainings to the faith community and other community organizations. Learn more about the effects of ACEs on individuals and a community, and how your church can help with prevention, healing, and building resilience. Prepare for a shift in thinking and gain some helpful tools and resources to make a difference that will last for generations. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-842-4272.