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Hi, I am Chanelle

I am a Certified Adverse Childhood Experiences Trainer and I am dedicated to increasing the awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences to reduce exposure to toxic stress and improve health outcomes.


My Mission

What if you could reduce the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences on your child while enhancing their capacity to thrive in the face of adversity? 

What would your child's future look like, once you become aware of the science behind toxic stress and its long-term effects on their brains and bodies?

To be able to, improve long-term health outcomes, build resilience,  and increase chances of future success, is what parents and caregivers strive for. While we will never be able to eliminate all of the issues, through an understanding of the impact of trauma on our children's brains, we can remedy many. Positive Kids aims to promote protective factors and increase resilience by addressing the root cause and not the symptoms.  

What Are ACEs?

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)  are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example:

  • Experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect

  • Witnessing violence in the home or community

  • Having a family member attempt or die by suicide

  • Racial Discrimination 


Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding, such as growing up in a household with:

  • Substance use problems

  • Mental health problems

  • Instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison


ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance use problems in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education, job opportunities, and earning potential. However, ACEs can be prevented.

Are ACEs Preventable?

There are a number of factors that may increase or decrease the risk of perpetrating and/or experiencing violence. To prevent ACEs, we must understand and address the factors that put people at risk for or protect them from violence.

Creating and sustaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families can prevent ACEs and help all children reach their full potential.

"The Combination of Historic, Systemic Community, Intergenerational, and Personal Trauma Exposure May Impact African Americans' Stress-Related Biology and Approach to Coping, and Render Them More Vulnerable to Negative Long-term Effects of ACEs."
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