Trauma Informed Care

ABOUT ACEs

Children experiencing multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are exposed to threatening and harmful environments on a regular basis.

Exposure to several adverse childhood experiences has been found to increase the risk of attempting suicide by as much as 1200%, the risk of getting lung disease by 400%, and can reduce life span by even 20 years in case of ACE scores of 6 or more.
A higher ACE exposure is also associated with a 4 time increase in prevalence of mental illness whilst still in childhood itself.

HOUSEHOLD DYSFUNTION

  • Divorce
  • Mental Illness
  • Substance Abuse
  • Incarcerated Relative
  • Mother Treated Violently

ABUSE

  • Sexual
  • Physical
  • Emotional

NEGLECT

  • Physical
  • Emotional

TOXIC STRESS

Long lasting stress response to threatening & harmful environments on a regular basis.

DIRECT EFFECT ON

EMOTION REGULATION MENTAL

BRAIN ARCHITECTURE MEMORY LEARNING

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IMMUNITY HEALTH LONGEVITY

PROTECTIVE FACTORS

THERE IS HOPE!

Protective Factors
Protective Factors can mitigate the effect of multipe ACES and Toxic Stress. They promote well-being and reduce the risk for negative outcomes for the child.

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