WHAT ARE PACEs?
PACES = POSITIVE & ABUNDANT CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES is the Buddy Care way of giving a rallying cry to doing things the right Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) way, so as to build resilience in communities and minimise ACEs.
WHAT ARE ACEs?
ACES = ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES is the globally recognised term given to all types of abuse, neglect and other traumatic experiences that occur in individuals under 18.
ACE’s-Too-High http://acestoohigh.com/aces-101/: “ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children’s developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence.
“ACEs” comes from the , a ground-breaking public health study that discovered that childhood trauma leads to the adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence. The ACE Study . Hundreds of additional research papers based on the ACE Study have also been published”.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_Childhood_Experiences_Study “The study has been analyzed extensively,is frequently cited as a notable landmark in epidemiological research,and has produced more than 50 scientific articles and more than 100 conference and workshop presentations that look at the prevalence and consequences of ACEs.
World Health Organisation http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/activities/adverse_childhood_experiences/en/: “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) refer to some of the most intensive and frequently occurring sources of stress that children may suffer early in life. Such experiences include multiple types of abuse; neglect; violence between parents or caregivers; other kinds of serious household dysfunction such as alcohol and substance abuse; and peer, community and collective violence."
“Many people, organizations, agencies and systems are beginning to implement practices based on ACEs research.
- and are screening patients for ACEs. to measurement of other vital signs, such as blood pressure.
- Many schools – including schools in , , and — have integrated trauma-informed practices into classrooms, playgrounds and school policies.
- Head Start (early childhood education program) in Kansas City has integrated trauma-informed practices in a program called . (.)
- Home-based early childhood intervention, such as . (.)
- and have integrated trauma-informed approaches.
- and the are integrating practices based on ACEs research.
- and are integrating ACE-, trauma-informed practices and resilience-building practices.
According to the (SAHMSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a trauma-informed approach refers to how an organization or community thinks about and responds to children and adults who have experienced or may be at risk for experiencing trauma. In this approach, the whole community understands the prevalence and impact of ACEs, the role trauma plays in people’s lives, and the complex and varied paths for healing and recovery.
A trauma-informed approach asks: “What happened to you?” instead of “What’s wrong with you?” It is designed to avoid re-traumatizing already traumatized people, with a focus on “safety first” (including emotional safety), and a commitment to do no harm.
For more information please o to the source of this fantastic visual aid: http://www.janeellenstevens.com/ACEsRoadmaptoResilience.html