What are ACEs?

Conditions that can harm social, cognitive, and emotional functioning and dramatically upset the safe, nurturing environments that children need to thrive

Traumatic events during childhood that can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health throughout life

A range of negative situations that a child may face or witness while growing up that can have a significant impact on physical, emotional, and mental health throughout life

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Abuse

EMOTIONAL
ABUSE

PHYSICAL
ABUSE

SEXUAL
ABUSE

Neglect

EMOTIONAL
NEGLECT

PHYSICAL
NEGLECT

Household
Dysfunction

INCARCERATED
RELATIVES

MENTAL
ILLNESS

DIVORCE

SUBSTANCE
ABUSE

MOTHER TREATED
VIOLENTLY