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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.
Welcome to Positive Kids LLC, a leading organization dedicated to empowering children of color to break free from the shackles of systemic oppression. Our ultimate goal is to instill a deep sense of self-worth and resilience in every child we work with. We understand the unique challenges faced by children of color, including toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences caused by racism and discrimination. Our team is committed to providing nurturing and supportive relationships that help these children overcome these challenges and heal from trauma.
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
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.