“ACEs are a tangible threat to the health and wellbeing, social and economic prosperity of individuals, communities and the country as a whole. It is vitally important for those supporting children and families to become ACE Aware.”
Huw Irranca-Davies, Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care.
Why ACE Aware?
ACEs are everyone’s business. For every 100 people in Wales, 50 have experienced one ACE, and 14 have experienced 4 or more.
ACEs are complex, affecting all areas of society. We all have a part to play in breaking the cycle.
We all need to understand and talk about ACEs, because the more we know, the more we can think about ACEs in everything we do.
We all have a role in tackling them, as professionals, people and communties.
You can help reduce ACEs by:
being ACE aware
preventing household adversity
supporting parents and families
building resilience in children and wider communities
creating an ACE aware community
encouraging wider awareness and understanding about ACEs and their impact on health and behaviour
using encounters with adults in services such as homelessness services, addiction, prison or maternity services, to also consider the impacts on their children or future children.