According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, 34.8 million children across the United States are impacted by ACEs.
ACEs are exposures in childhood to abuse, neglect, parental incarceration, divorce, or domestic violence that have been shown to
affect virtually every domain in which a child functions. ACEs are associated with health impairment across the life course and are
strongly related to the prevalence of numerous health problems (Felitti, et. al, 1998).
The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is addressing these issues and has the following programs
and resources are available to pediatricians to help support children, adolescents and parents/caregivers/families
through development of healthy and open communication.