Supports groups working to break generational cycles of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
in Shasta County, where ACEs scores are double the state average.
Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency-Public Health Branch, First 5 Shasta, and Community Foundation of the North State have partnered to establish the ACEs Resilience and Hope Fund of Shasta County to support agencies and community groups working to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Grants are available to support efforts to break the generational cycles of ACEs.
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.
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.
Deadline: Weds. February 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm