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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.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PREVENTION

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

SEE SOME OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WE HAVE

Tailored Workshop experiences available on request. Contact the BRCAC about tailoring a community education event in the future to meet your needs. For more information please contact 225.343.1984.

ADULT/CAREGIVER FOCUSED:

react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult’s job.

all professions, as well as lay helpers, in responding to trauma in ways that are supportive, respectful and lead to help and healing.

CHILD AND TEEN FOCUSED:

program helps to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children through education. This program is exceptionally important because education and awareness can mitigate abuse already in progress. Children often don’t understand that what is happening to them is wrong, and not their fault. This program is designed to offer information through puppet shows and videos and most importantly opens a safe discussion on healthy behaviors. For teens, it includes information on online safety and cyberbullying awareness. These programs may be provided in classrooms, where it meets the mandate for bullying prevention and sex abuse prevention and education, or in community settings.

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THERAPY REFERRAL FORM

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