On January 22, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of more than 330 Memphis leaders, advocates and elected officials–including Dept. of Children’s Services Commissioner Jim Henry and Mayors Luttrell and Wharton–the ACE Center Task Force released new data linking chronic exposure to adverse events during childhood to negative adult outcomes in our community.

Additionally, we unveiled our Universal Parenting Places, a first-of-its-kind parenting resource intended to prevent those traumatic childhood experiences.

Event Media Coverage

Guest Column: Families get a hand UPP to fight effects of childhood trauma
The Commercial Appeal (Jan. 22, 2015)

Study shows adverse stats in Shelby County, need for parenting centers
WREG-TV (Jan. 22, 2015)

55% Adults Had Traumatic Event During Childhood
Fox13 (Jan. 22,2105)

City leaders take new approach to ending cycle of violence
ABC24 (Jan. 22, 2015)

Large proportion of Shelby adults endured ‘adverse’ experiences as children, survey finds
The Commercial Appeal (Jan. 23, 2015)

David Waters: Take the ACE test, then help others overcome it
The Commercial Appeal (Jan. 24, 2015)