Early Childhood News

New course focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact Kentuckians every day. ACEs are ten types of traumatic experiences that occur between birth and the age of 17. Just over 25 percent of Kentucky’s children have experienced multiple ACEs. Adversity in childhood plays an important role in development and can impact long-term physical and mental health if not addressed. Hear directly from Dr. Vincent Felliti, one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and the co- researcher of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, in the new Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences course.  

The new Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences course is based on the Healing Childhood Special. Hosted by Renee Shaw, this special explores the science of childhood trauma and the path to healing. These conversations shed light on the importance of asking not ‘What’s wrong with you?’ but rather ‘What happened to you?’  

In this course you will be introduced to the original study and learn about the on-going research, in our state and nationally, to address childhood adversity. The Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences course was created with guidance from the Bounce Coalition, a Kentucky organization dedicated to building resiliency and knowledge of ACEs in children, adults, and families. The course integrates the Kentucky Strengthening Families framework and provides practical tips and strategies for building children and families protective factors, which help them to thrive despite the adversity they might face.  

Register now for this FREE 3-hour ECE-Tris approved course!