October 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a collection of childhood traumas that can negatively impact the physical and emotional development of people into adulthood. This clip describes how agencies are using the ACEs survey to measure childhood trauma and use that information in the development of healing-informed programming and interventions to support healthy youth. Leading practitioner, Jeannette Pai-Espinosa, President of National Crittenton, explains how the ACE score captures abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction and how this tool creates a common point of comparison for policymakers and practitioners. She also described how the ACEs survey serves as a tool of empowerment for young girls and women. Additionally, film writer and executive producer, Monique W. Morris, discusses her personal interaction with ACEs.