58% of Georgians have experienced 1 ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience). That’s app. 6 million people! ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example:
- experiencing violence or abuse
- witnessing violence in the home or community
- having a family member attempt or die by suicide
And 17% of Georgians have experienced 4 or more! ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education and job opportunities.
Raising awareness of ACEs can help:
- Change how people think about the causes of ACEs and who could help prevent them.
- Shift the focus from individual responsibility to community solutions.
- Reduce stigma around seeking help with parenting challenges or for substance misuse, depression, or suicidal thoughts.
- Promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments where children live, learn, and play.
Cobb Collaborative is proud to present Trauma Informed training in collaboration with Georgia State University. Register for our Brain/Trauma 201 today!