The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study has shaped our understanding of the critical importance of childhood experiences to brain development and resilience. This interactive workbook presents an overview of the study, the impact of early childhood adversity on brain development, and a resilience checklist to help teachers and parents begin to intentionally build resilience in children who have experienced early challenges and toxic stress. Understanding the impact of trauma on brain development and classroom behavior is critical for all educators. This versatile workbook is appropriate for home visitors, educators, and parents and presents an in-depth overview of the topics as well as resources for further development.
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