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The Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium

builds community resilience through authentic human engagement.

What is an ACE?

An adverse childhood experience (ACE) is trauma that takes place in a child’s life before age 18. LEARN MORE

The ACE Study

The ACE Study is a long-term collaboration between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente.

It analyzes the relationship between childhood trauma and social and health consequences later in life


Toxic Stress Affects Future Health

We have begun to learn the extent to which toxic stress affects the architecture of young children’s developing brains. In short, early experiences factor into how children learn, how they cope with stress, how they form friendships and adult relationships, and how they view themselves and their world.


What Can We Do?

This is an exciting time for Arizona. The growing body of knowledge about ACEs and their impacts holds promise for our state’s ability to improve its citizens’ lives.

Solutions are available, and they need to be implemented.


Meetings & Events

Our Upcoming Quarterly Meeting

Upcoming Training

Arizona ACEs Consortium

The Arizona ACEs Consortium is a collaboration of more than one hundred individuals, state, county, and private organizations working together.

We are made up of professionals from all walks of life, united by a desire to help Arizona’s children.

It’s a big group, and we’re committed to making sure that all families have the opportunity to raise healthy children from the start, so that every child has the opportunity to thrive.