It is important to address the conditions that put children and families at risk of ACEs so that we can prevent these traumatic experiences before they happen, and understand why it is important to provide early intervention and treatment services to help lessen the traumatic impact of these life experiences.
In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way.
Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities is essential to improving public health and well-being. Communities can be places where traumatic events occur, and they can also help keep us safe. They can be a source of trauma, or buffer us against the negative effects of adversity. Communities can collectively experience trauma much like individuals do, and they can be a resource for healing.