April 30th marked the inaugural meeting of the 40-member ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Center Task Force of Shelby County. The meeting was held in the Baptist Memorial Health Care boardroom and was attended by Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam.

First Lady Haslam, Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, Jr., Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. serve as ex officio members of the new ACE Center Task Force of Shelby County. They join a team of local leaders dedicated to raising community awareness about the costly and harmful outcomes of toxic stress that affect many if not most families during the course of a child’s development, and can undermine all forms of health.



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