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The Relationship Between ACEs and Personality Disorders - A Case for Early Intervention

When we think of Adverse Childhood Experiences, we often think of the fallout being chronic illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized symptoms of anxiety or depression. One additional, potential consequence of ACEs is the development of a personality disorder (PD), which are quite common as approximately 9% of adults in the United States, or about 30 million, experience them. Defined as “an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the...

Trauma Wounds and the Legacy of Healing

How do childhood experiences shape our lives? And are there particular events or chronic issues that cause long-term harm? To answer those questions, a great deal of research has been poured into studying ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, over the past 25 years. ACEs are defined as traumatic events that occur before the age of 18 including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect. Following the landmark Kaiser-Permanente study of 1998, where it was found that...

Do you have an idea?

Do you have a unique idea? Do you need funding and resources? Norwescap Regional ACEs Collaborative (RAC) may be able to help! The link to submit your idea for community stakeholders is here: We will contact you for next steps! Central region includes Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean! #community #funding #help #aces We look forward to hearing from you!

The Power of Partnerships

The Power of Partnerships In the forward to the NJ ACES Statewide Action Plan , the Executive Director of NJ Office of Resilience, Dave Ellis, provides essential insight into New Jersey’s vision of collaboration and partnerships in building a trauma-informed and healing-centered state. Nowhere in the plan are identified silos of service. Families, schools, businesses, early care programs, community health care programs and more are now identified as the community where comprehensive services...

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