Las Cruces-Area Group To Launch Data-Driven Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Project​

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This community in New Mexico took the effort to combat childhood trauma to new heights. A group of  Dona Ana county agencies initiated a childhood trauma project using data on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). A high ACEs score can result in a child’s diminished capacity to learn in school, diminished work performance, or ability to establish healthy relationships. The project was in response to a community movement to end childhood trauma and maltreatment based on a real Protective Services Division of the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department Case.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Prevention Project launched on Aug. 8, with a series of events in Las Cruces.  The program includes a face-to-face classroom experience and five web-based lessons for participants to explore strategies for meeting the needs of families and preventing ACEs and trauma. The group believes through a data-driven citywide process, ACEs can be predictable and preventable.

 

 

http://www.krwg.org/post/las-cruces-area-group-launch-data-driven-adverse-childhood-experiences-prevention-project