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Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talk ACEs.


The Science
of ACEs

Roadmap for resilience:
ACEs, toxic stress, and

The stress brought on by COVID-19, layered with related economic stress and the disruption of life through food insecurity, school closures, unemployment, child care crises, and housing troubles have created a perfect storm. Kids’ routines have been disrupted, some are experiencing a variety of traumas, families are at greater risk for ACEs and toxic stress, and buffering factors like schools and supportive communities are not nearly as present right when they’re needed most. 

Learn more about the science behind COVID-19 in relation to ACEs in the California Surgeon General’s Roadmap For Resilience Report on pages 33-35.