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Iowa ACEs Action (IA)

Iowa ACEs Action connects individuals and communities across Iowa who are reducing adverse childhood experiences and the impact of toxic stress. This collaborative online community serves as the venue for sharing resources and best practices, and for launching discussion and open communication across all regions of our state.

October 2019

Rotary luncheon to feature expert on adverse childhood experiences (Clinton Herald)

Winona Whitaker, Oct 3, 2019 for the Clinton Herald CLINTON – Programs for Rotary International’s noon Monday luncheons this month will address adverse childhood experiences , food insecurity, crime victims rights and staying healthy, the club announced this week. Luncheons are scheduled for noon each Monday at the Tuscany Event Center. The public may contact a Rotarian to join the luncheons as a guest. Leslie LaShelle-Mussman, Prevention Director with the Area Substance Abuse Council, will...

12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...

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