What are ACEs?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur during childhood. The more ACEs a child experiences, the more at-risk they are for health, social, and economic problems later in life.

However, the effects of toxic stress can be significantly reduced by:

  • Caring adult mentors
  • Access to nutritious food
  • Access to counseling
  • Substance use prevention
  • Nurturing interaction with parents


To learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences, visit the links below.

Contact Us

For additional information or to learn more about preventing ACEs in our community, contact us.

Martin County Human Services
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
435 SE Flagler Avenue
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 288-5785