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Adversity in Childhood

Adverse childhood experiences – “ACEs are different traumatic and stressful situations that can impact children and teens under the age of 18 worldwide. Many ACEs are linked to increased physical and emotional problems in adulthood. But problems can also appear much earlier. Trauma-related childhood behavior can be hard to notice and easy to misread. For example, children with ACEs may be aggressive, defensive, withdrawn, or disconnected. The good news is that ACEs are manageable in your day-to-day life too. Safe, stable relationships and youth-nurturing environments can help prevent ACEs and protect against future distress for children who may have already experienced adversity.”

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