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Southside Survivor Response Center
Empowering Women, Children & Families to Live Free From Violence
Serving Martinsville, Henry & Patrick Counties
Southside Survivor Response Center
1-877-WE-HELP6 (934-3576)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

ACEs are serious childhood traumas that can result in toxic stress. Prolonged exposure to ACEs can create toxic stress, which can damage the developing brain and body of children, affecting overall health (Understanding ACEs, 2021)

Examples of ACEs:

  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Homelessness
  • Substance abuse
  • Incarceration
  • Parental abandonment
  • Involvement in child welfare system
  • Racism, sexism, or any other form of discrimination

Understanding ACEs