Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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About Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Most of us have heard of the increase in violence and child abuse across the nation possibly caused by relatives or loved ones afflicted with COVID-19, a parent/s losing their job, not being able to pay bills, etc., are all very real experiences our students may be coping with. These experiences would be a few examples of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Examples of Adverse Childhood Experiences:

  1. Abuse
  2. Neglect
  3. Household Dysfunction
  4. Physical Neglect
  5. Physical Abuse
  6. Mental Illness
  7. Incarcerated Relative
  8. Emotional Neglect
  9. Sexual Abuse
  10. Family Violence
  11. Parental/Guardian Separation/Divorce
  12. Parental Abuse
  13. Substance Abuse
  14. Economic Hardship
  15. Verbal Abuse
  16. Violence

Resource Material

  • Quick PowerPoint Presentation:

Adverse Childhood Experiences PowerPoint Presentation (PDF Format).pdf

Adverse Childhood Experiences PowerPoint Presentation (Text Accessible Format).rtf

  • CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Violence Prevention - Adverse Childhood Experiences. Click here.

Visit the website for information on:

  • ACEs Technical Package Cover/ImageACEs Prevention Resource Material (PDF) featuring six strategies drawn from the CDC Technical Packages to Prevent. Click here


For more information, please contact: 

Mr. Fred Yelton 

Guidance Counselor
717-597-3226 ext.  20521