Support efforts to break the generational cycles of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by contributing to the ACEs Fund of Shasta County.
Adverse Childhood Experiences are an accumulation of 10 childhood traumatic experiences and the associated toxic stress that is strongly associated with brain and neurosystem changes during development. ACEs include experiences such as abuse, neglect and household instability before the age of 18. ACE scores of 4 or more are correlated to risky behaviors, poor physical and mental health outcomes, and challenging social conditions such as high rates of homelessness, harmful substance use and incarceration. […]