NJ ACES Statewide Action Plan
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is a term used to describe all types of traumatic experiences that occur in individuals under the age of 18, including: 1) emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; 2) emotional and physical neglect and 3) exposure to violence, substance abuse, mental illness, or parental incarceration.
To make New Jersey a trauma-informed and healing-centered state, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families has released the NJ ACES Statewide Action Plan. This plan, developed with support from the New Jersey Funders ACEs Collaborative of the Burke Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation and the Turrell Fund, explains key concepts to understand ACEs and outlines five core strategies to reduce — and ultimately prevent — ACEs in New Jersey.
Read the NJ ACES Statewide Action Plan here.