Jump Kids Tackle ACEs
What are ACEs?
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.
Who’s using ACEs science?
Many people, organizations, agencies, systems and communities are beginning to implement trauma-informed, resilience-building practices based on ACEs science. Pediatricians and public health clinics are screening patients for ACEs. By the end of 2017, between 1,000 and 2,000 pediatricians had integrated ACEs screening into their practices.