ACEs Presentation Details

For our ACEs Indiana Presentations you have different options for length and content. Each presentation will discuss the neurobiology of trauma (specifically how ACEs affects the brain and body). Additionally, the presentation will discuss the ACEs study, the findings from this study and how it is attributable to your community. Presentations will also help groups brainstorm how to build a self-healing community. Due to different time constraints we have several options for the length of the presentation. You will find these options below. If you are wanting to request a presentation, please fill out the form below and one of our coalition members will contact you shortly. Thank you! 

Options for Length of Presentation: 

- 20 minutes (basic information) 

- 1 hour 

- 2 hours

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ACE questions refer to the respondent’s first 18 years of life. 

  • Abuse

    • Emotional abuse: A parent, stepparent, or adult living in your home swore at you, insulted you, put you down, or acted in a way that made you afraid that you might be physically hurt.

    • Physical abuse: A parent, stepparent, or adult living in your home pushed, grabbed, slapped, threw something at you, or hit you so hard that you had marks or were injured.

    • Sexual abuse: An adult, relative, family friend, or stranger who was at least 5 years older than you ever touched or fondled your body in a sexual way, made you touch his/her body in a sexual way, attempted to have any type of sexual intercourse with you.

  • Household Challenges

    • Mother treated violently: Your mother or stepmother was pushed, grabbed, slapped, had something thrown at her, kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, hit with something hard, repeatedly hit for over at least a few minutes, or ever threatened or hurt by a knife or gun by your father (or stepfather) or mother’s boyfriend.

    • Substance abuse in the household: A household member was a problem drinker or alcoholic or a household member used street drugs.

    • Mental illness in the household: A household member was depressed or mentally ill or a household member attempted suicide.

    • Parental separation or divorce: Your parents were ever separated or divorced.

    • Incarcerated household member: A household member went to prison.

  • Neglect 

    • Emotional neglect: Someone in your family helped you feel important or special, you felt loved, people in your family looked out for each other and felt close to each other, and your family was a source of strength and support

    • Physical neglect: There was someone to take care of you, protect you, and take you to the doctor if you needed it, you didn’t have enough to eat, your parents were too drunk or too high to take care of you, and you had to wear dirty clothes.