Built Environment Resources
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood, which can have lasting impacts on an individual's health and well-being. By understanding the effects of ACEs and implementing evidence-based strategies for prevention and intervention, we can improve the lives of those affected by such experiences. This resource page is dedicated to providing you with information on the impact of ACEs and resources for addressing and mitigating these effects in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Interventions to Prevent and Mitigate the Impact of ACEs in Canada - This comprehensive report by Public Health Ontario explores interventions aimed at preventing and mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Canada.
Canadian Paediatric Society - The Canadian Paediatric Society's position paper titled "From ACEs to Early Relational Health: Implications for Clinical Practice" provides an overview of adverse childhood experiences and their impact on early relational health. It offers insights into how healthcare professionals can apply this knowledge in their practice to promote positive early childhood experiences and foster resilience.
Alberta Family Wellness Initiative - This website offers a wealth of information on ACEs, including the ACE Questionnaire, which was developed to assess an individual’s exposure to toxic stress during the first 18 years of life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters - This page provides an overview of ACEs, their potential long-term consequences, and the role of mentoring in mitigating their impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers mentoring programs that support children and youth facing adversity.
ACEs Canada - ACEs Canada is dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence and impact of ACEs and promoting evidence-based strategies for prevention and intervention. Their goal is to prevent all forms of child abuse, neglect, maltreatment & relational trauma and to ensure we meet all children’s developmental needs. The website offers resources, news, and events related to ACEs in the Canadian context.
Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma - The Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma is a partnership that began in 2020 that brings together researchers, practitioners, clinicians, and policy makers in Canada to unify and enhance social responses to child and youth trauma. Their website offers resources, information, and training opportunities related to trauma and adverse childhood experiences, with a focus on creating trauma-informed communities and fostering resilience.