Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) toolkit

Emerging Minds and ANU, Australia, 2019

This toolkit contains information, advice and practical tools for individuals and professionals who work with, or care for, children who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

ACEs are very stressful events or circumstances that children may experience during their childhood. They can have significant impacts on children’s physical health, mental health and social functioning during childhood, adolescence and later life.

The resources in this toolkit are grouped according to differing professional and personal contexts in which ACEs issues may arise. The aim of these resources is to support individuals’ and professionals’ understandings of ACEs and their impacts, and to facilitate the building of children’s resilience to avoid these negative impacts.

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