Adverse childhood experiences coalition of West Virginia

Adverse Childhood Experiences Coalition of West Virginia has provided the following information and resource to counselors, school employees, and families to understand ACEs.

Understanding ACEs

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are serious childhood traumas that can result in toxic stress. Prolonged exposure to ACEs can create toxic stress, which can damage the developing brain and body of children and affect overall health. Toxic stress may prevent a child from learning or playing in a healthy way with other children, and can cause long-term health problems.