Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Care from the New York State Center for School Health

Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Care Research on the biology of stress shows how major adversity, such as extreme poverty, abuse, or neglect in early childhood can weaken developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert. Science also shows that providing stable, responsive, nurturing relationships in the earliest years of life can prevent or even reverse the damaging effects of early life stress, with lifelong benefits for learning, behavior, and health.

Resources on Adverse Child Events (ACEs) Resources for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms and Schools

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