Growing Awareness and Building Community
The ACEs Indiana Coalition is dedicated to growing awareness on Adverse Childhood Experiences and building self-healing communities. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events in a child's life that can have negative and lasting effects on a person's physical, mental and emotional health. In addition, self-healing communities focus on the implementation of trauma-informed interventions, local policy improvements and paradigm shifts in how we assist children and families. Through self-healing communities and appropriate interventions, we can help individuals heal from Adverse Childhood Experiences.
ACES INDIANA COALITION
WHO WE ARE
Here at the ACEs Indiana Coalition, we are comprised of professionals from around the state. Our backgrounds and fields vary so that we each bring a unique perspective to this initiative. Our goal is to bring awareness to the effects of childhood trauma and help communities build support in the human services sector. In addition, we are focused on building trauma-informed, self healing communities and programs. By doing so we can help prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences from occurring.
* If you are struggling with the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences please reach out to a local mental health provider or find more resources under our resources tab
"Today I believe that adverse childhood experiences and the wide-ranging health and social problems they generate are our Nation’s leading public health problem — bar none. ACEs are highly predictive of many of our Nation’s worst health and social problems. The good news, however, is that what is predictive is preventable."
Rob Anda, MD, MS Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Founder