Building Strong Brains: Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Children’s Advocacy Center: The Emmy Haney House provides educational training for adults on the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are stressful or traumatic experiences, such as abuse, neglect and/or family dysfunction that disrupt the safe, stable nurturing environments that children need to thrive. The CAC partners with over 800 individuals across the state to bring awareness to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study through the Building Strong Brains initiative of Tennessee. 

Building Strong Brains is an initiative working to change the culture of Tennessee so that the state's overarching philosophy, policies, programs and practices for children, youth and young adults utilize the latest brain science to prevent and mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Healthy child development is the foundation for education achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship and lifelong health. 

To schedule a training for your organization or group, please contact Maddy Looney, Education and Marketing Coordinator. To learn more about ACEs or to take the ACEs survey, click here. Together, we help change the culture of our community, one child at a time.