One person's story of how adverse childhood experiences affected their life
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic experiences that occur before the age of 18 and are remembered throughout adulthood.
These experiences range from suffering verbal, mental, sexual and physical abuse, to being raised in a household where domestic violence, alcohol abuse, parental separation or drug abuse is present.
Evidence shows children who experience stressful and poor quality childhoods are more likely to develop health-harming and anti-social behaviours, more likely to perform poorly in school, more likely to be involved in crime and ultimately less likely to be a productive member of society.
This is one person's story of how adverse childhood experiences affected their life.
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Could your church help your community prevent and reverse the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences? The Resilience Challenge offers churches in 100 different communities in the UK, the possibility to show the film ‘Resilience’ free of charge to parents, health and social workers, educators, police and local government representatives in their community and initiate discussions with those present on the effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and what, as a community, can be done to prevent and reduce them.
Register your interest here.
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