The ACEs Aware Yolo County Trauma Informed Network of Care was formed in 2021 through a collaboration between Resilient Yolo, Yolo County CASA, HUI International, Yolo County Children’s Alliance, First 5 Yolo, UC Davis POD Center, CommuniCare Health Centers and Winters Health Care. Our goals are to
The science of PACEs refers to the research about the stunning effects of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs) and how they work together to affect our lives, as well as our organizations, systems and communities. It comprises:
Check out the latest resources from PACEs Connection. These are overviews and infographics that your agency can use and reference to reinforce your messaging.
ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children's developing brains and lead to changing how they respond to stress and damaging their immune systems so profoundly that the effects show up decades later. ACEs cause much of our burden of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence.
“ACEs” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a groundbreaking public health study that discovered that childhood trauma leads to the adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, as well as financial and social problems. The ACE Study has published about 70 research papers since 1998. Hundreds of additional research papers based on the ACE Study have also been published.
The 10 ACEs the researchers measured:
-- Physical, sexual and verbal abuse.
-- Physical and emotional neglect.
-- A family member who is:
-- Witnessing a mother being abused.
-- Losing a parent to separation, divorce or other reason.
Subsequent to the ACE Study, other ACE surveys have expanded the types of ACEs to include racism, gender discrimination, witnessing a sibling being abused, witnessing violence outside the home, witnessing a father being abused by a mother, being bullied by a peer or adult, involvement with the foster care system, living in a war zone, living in an unsafe neighborhood, losing a family member to deportation, etc.
ACEs fall into three large categories:
The 10 ACE Questions (and 14 resilience survey questions)
Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse - helpingsurvivors.org/domestic-violence-and-sexual-abuse/