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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (up to age 18). ACEs can include adversities such as abuse, neglect, and household challenges like growing up in a home with incarceration, mental illness or substance dependence. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are strongly associated with some of the most common, serious, and costly health conditions facing our society today; however, ACEs can be prevented.

About ACEs

About ACEs
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Medical Providers

Participating medical agencies have noted an abundance of families who exhibit high ACEs risk factors, along with a lack of clarity on how to support patients beyond the identification process. Their feedback reinforces the need for a dimensional approach to link families with appropriate support structures. Learn about opportunities for training in ACEs Aware Trama-Informed Care and how to connect patients with a personalized care plan to begin healing, build resilience, and stop the generational tendencies which lead to ACEs.  

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It is our goal to expand our evidence-based model of leveraging and linking families with high ACEs risk factors to aligned support structures in a way that honors the needs and capacity of families in crisis.

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The Child Abuse Prevention Council; The Partnership For Safe Families and Communities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Ventura County, California that focuses on child abuse and family/community violence prevention. As a multi-disciplinary team, we function as a major collaborating, coordinating, networking, educational, outreach, and communication resource for children in Ventura County.  We provide a safe place for families as they deal with varied ACE factors, furthering our mission, “To promote a community committed to safe, healthy and peaceful families.”

The Partnership is committed to protecting children, communities, and families; giving hope to those seeking to break the sometimes-generational bonds of abuse, poverty and trauma. The Partnership for Safe Families and Communities of Ventura County is ready to expand the impact of ACEs resourcing in Ventura County through the creation of support structures that add intentional organization and relational support into the care connection process. We've assembled a team of professionals from various organizations throughout the county to create and strengthen the network of care for families in crisis and for identified individuals with high ACE scores who may be at increased risk of developing certain health conditions as a result of early childhood trauma and toxic stress.  

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The ACEs Aware Network of Care strives to bring the very best in Trama-Informed Care to our community by uniting various organizations and care coordination teams with healthcare providers to ensure each family and individual receives the resources necessary for healing and support.

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