You can be that adult for a child. Whether you’re a teacher, service provider, mentor, relative, friend, or neighbor, you have the power to be a positive influence on the children and families in your life.
There’s an active community of over 50,000 people who are working in their own neighborhoods and cities to prevent and address ACEs, encourage positive childhood experiences, and support children and families.
Science shows that positive experiences, environments, and relationships in childhood can help lessen the effects of adversity, prevent or reduce toxic stress, and promote healing. The buffering effects of caring adults can make a huge difference in a child’s life – and can last all the way through adulthood.