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Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Eric Baltrinic


Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumas such as abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction which occurred between the ages of birth to eighteen years old (Felitti et al., 1998). Adverse childhood experiences have been analyzed in the past few decades in relation to stress, trauma, and development. Children can begin to fall behind in school as well as in life stages due to high levels of ACEs within their lives. This paper contains information about the impact ACEs can have on a person’s health, development, and well-being. For students within a school, ACEs can be inhibiting them to focus on school, struggle socially, and develop unhealthy habits. Trauma-informed care has been recently added to school systems with positive influences for students, staff, and families.

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