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Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES)

What is an ACE?

  • An adverse childhood experience (ACE) is trauma that occurs before age 18.

  • Recurrent physical abuse

  • Recurrent emotional abuse

  • Contact Sexual abuse

  • Alcohol and/or drug abuse in the household.

  • An incarcerated household member

  • Household member who was depressed, mental ill, institutionalized or suicidal

  • Mother who was treated violently

  • One or no parent

  • Emotional or physical neglect

  • When adults were asked if they grew up with exposure to any of the above, the higher the number of exposures had a direct correlation to certain health, social, and economic risks as an adult.


Who needs this training?

This FREE training is available to anyone who wants to understand the impact of ACEs on the health and well-being of Arizona youth.

The study of the impact of ACEs is not a treatment or program, but a movement, to equip communities with the skills to better understand the benefit of prevention and understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences

This training would be a great benefit to anyone who has regular contact with youth!

Teachers, coaches, pastors, scout leaders, camp counselors, activities directors, youth employers, members of law enforcement, medical professionals.

This virtual training can be taken anywhere via zoom! Upon registration you will receive zoom call information.


Our Locations:

Services are provided statewide either in person or through virtual programming throughout the state of Arizona.

If you are interested in seeing one of our programs at your location please contact us. 

Darien Mathews

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