Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Some examples of ACEs are experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect; witnessing violence in the home or community; or having a family member attempt or die by suicide. Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding, such as growing up in a household with: substance use problems; mental health problems; or instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison.
ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance use problems in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education, job opportunities, and earning potential. However, ACEs can be prevented.
We here at H&H Child Care Training believe that all children deserve a positive learning environment with adults who care for them, which is why we have created classes on supporting children who have experienced ACEs such as The Super Here in Us All or classes on Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Reporting. Visit our website to see a full list of classes on how to support the children in your classroom.
H & H Child Care Training Courses grant .2 CEUs or more as well as awarding state approved clock hours of 2 or more for all childcare centers, and family childcare providers in many states. Check with your licensing agency to check for any additional requirements and to see if we are approved in your home state.