Join The Early Childhood Education Coalition of Chattanooga 2.0 and The United Way of Greater Chattanooga for the
ACEs Community Summit on May 2nd!
The Truth About ACEs
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.
The Three Types of ACEs Include:
Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
Neglect (physical & emotional)
Household Dysfunction (mental illness, incarcerated relatives, mother treated violently, substance abuse)
How Prevalent are ACEs?
- Physical Abuse (28.3%)
- Sexual Abuse (20.7%)
- Emotional Abuse (10.6%)
- Emotional (14.8%)
- Physical (9.9%)
- Household Substance Abuse (26.9%)
- Parental Divorce (23.3%)
- Household Mental Illness (19.4%)
- Mother Treated Violently (12.7%)
- Incarcerated Household Member (4.7%)
- Lack of physical activity
- Drug use
- Missed Work
- Severe obesity
- Suicide Attempts
- Heart Disease
- Broken Bones
Co-hosted by Hamilton County Juvenile Court.
Monday, May 1 | 7:30-9:00am
United Way Community Room
To register, please contact Jamie Bergmann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-hosted by the Regional Health Council, United Way will be offering a medical forum where professionals can learn more about how ACEs affects their field and why it is important to be trained.
11:30-1:00pm | Monday, May 1| Blue Cross Blue Shield.