California recognizes significant health and societal impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress (Bhushan et al., 2020).
Prolonged exposures to ACEs and toxic stress without adequate support can be especially harmful to young children (Marnini et al., 2020).
Early Ripples: The Effects of ACEs on Children 0-5 aims to increase the awareness and the understanding of its impact, and to build resilient community.
Seven modules, interactive discussions, and local community resources are presented.
To learn more, join the training.
“The ACEs Aware initiative is a first-in-the nation effort to screen patients for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to help improve and save lives. Led by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) as part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s California For All initiative, ACEs Aware strives to create a better world for children, families, and communities by working together across the health, human services, education, and non-profit sectors to prevent and address the impact of ACEs and toxic stress.” (

Recognizing the importance of early childhood, Early Ripples: The Effects of ACEs on Children 0-5 hopes to offer self-paced learning opportunities.

The information, developed with the support of the ACEs Aware initiative in California (, is organized into seven modules. Two of these modules are certified by ACEs Aware as supplemental training. We also offer information on local community resources for families and professionals.
  • Seven modules include: (1) 0-5 Neural Development and Stress Response Systems, (2) Impact of ACEs on Children, (3) ACEs in Sociocultural Contexts, (4) Strengthening Young Children’s Resilience and Protective Factors, (5) Power of Relationships (Certified ACEs Aware), (6) Community Support (Certified ACEs Aware), and (7) Secondary Trauma.
  • Over 30 local community organizations and programs present resources for families and professionals supporting young children in Humboldt County, CA.
7 Modules
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