At PACEs Connection, we believe in following the research. The last 25 years have been rich with breakthroughs about the impacts of childhood adversity on health and well-being. Researchers have defined adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), explored their short- and long-term impacts on health, uncovered the biological mechanisms that mediate these processes, and discovered genetic changes that result from toxic stress. In the last few years, researchers have started to examine the impacts of positive childhood experiences (PCEs) on children and adults. We at PACEs Connection are particularly interested in the interplay between positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs).
The five parts of PACEs science are the following:
Understanding PACEs Science is the foundation for making meaningful and impactful change. We encourage you to explore and share the many resources we have curated to help you learn more about PACEs Science. We have organized the resources into nine categories: