Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)


    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) refers to traumatic events experienced in childhood that impact health over the lifespan. These include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, and/or family dysfunction. Learn more about specific ACEs linked to negative health outcomes in adulthood, including: experiencing homelessness, community violence, discrimination, and deportation or migration.


    Care Managers Community Health Workers Executives Nurses Operations Practice Manager Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA) Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists Quality Improvement Managers Regional Connectors Social Workers Support Staff

    Practice type

    Primary Care

    Resource type


    Practice transformation

    Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Community-Based Care Coordination Population Health

    Publication date

    Sponsoring organization

    Washington State Department of Health

    Policy and reference

    Health Care Delivery Reform