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PACEs Science

At PACEs Connection, we believe in following the research. 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 in

PACEs Science: Research


Seminal resources in this section cover the ACE study and related publications as well as the five parts of PACEs science:

  1. The epidemiology of adverse childhood experiences;

  2. The neurobiology of toxic stress caused by ACEs (effects on the developing brain);

  3. The health (biomedical) consequences of toxic stress;

  4. The epigenetic consequences of toxic stress (how the effects of ACEs are passed on from generation to generation; and 

  5. The research on positive childhood experiences and resilience, which shows that the brain is plastic and the body wants to heal.