ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort)

Purpose: To achieve a healthier community through

1) public education about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and

2) promotion of resilience building knowledge and skills at the individual, family and community levels.

“Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: ACE-Building-Self-Healing-Communities-Handout

The following are a series of articles aimed at exploring the problem of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their harmful effects on the physical, emotional and mental health of our community. Substantial public health research confirms that mistreatment of children results in a variety of problems for them as they grow into adulthood. Although the problems that result from ACEs create ripple effects throughout our communities, research shows that we can build resilience to the trauma caused by ACEs. Resilience trumps ACEs!

Mental Illness of a Parent
Addiction of a Parent
Domestic Violence
Physical Abuse
Emotional Neglect
Physical Neglect
Incarcerated Parents
Emotional Abuse
Sexual Abuse of Children
Divorce or Separation of a Parent



For more information on the ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort) please contact:

Lowell Johnson
Tony Oltmann

Crisis Line and Referral Service
A confidential, and non-judgmental 24/7 crisis line for people who need a listening ear, information, referral resources, or crisis mental health intervention because we envision all people having access to resources that help them to cope or solve their problems. 800-462-5525