Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence.
Evidence suggests strong links between ACEs and a wide range of health and social problems across the lifespan.
Public Health England has put together a slideshow that provides an introduction to ACEs.
- What are adverse childhood experiences
- Why do adverse childhood experiences matter
- What can we do about adverse childhood experiences:
- Prevention (of future ACEs/vulnerability factors)
- Early intervention (for children in families with ACEs/vulnerability factors currently)
- Mitigation for children/young people and adults already affected
4. How do we implement this locally