ACEs Resilience and Hope Fund of Shasta County
Support efforts to break the generational cycles of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by contributing to the ACEs Fund of Shasta County.
ACEs refer to 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.
ACEs tend to repeat generationally and Shasta County’s ACE scores are double the state average. Nearly 40% of the adults surveyed in Shasta County report 4 or more ACEs. Preventing and reducing the impact of ACEs has long-lasting health and economic benefits to individuals, families and communities.
Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency-Public Health Branch and First 5 Shasta have partnered to establish this community fund to support agencies and community groups working to address ACEs. Please join them with your generous contribution to improve the health of children and their families for a more resilient and hopeful Shasta County.
For more information about this opportunity please visit our grants page.
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