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WHAT IS THE ACE STUDY?
The renowned Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. It also demonstrated that trauma is common and often occurs in clusters rather than in singular events.SEE MORE FAQS
COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass
BRCAC provides community education and primary prevention in schools and other venues for children/teens, caregivers, and more recently to youth-serving providers such as: law enforcement, education, after-school programming, medical and mental health.
We provide this education because we understand that childhood trauma adverse experiences threatens the long-term physical and mental health of children all the way into adulthood, as established by the now famous “ACES Study.” Through this study, we help to teach adults early signs of trauma and to respond in ways that are trauma-informed in order to prevent the cycle from persisting.
2,677 CHILDREN AND ADULTS RECEIVED CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION (LAST YEAR)-Source: BRCAC NCATrak Database