Every Child Deserves to Reach Their Infinite Potential
For over a decade, American Society for the Positive Care of Children has been providing millions of families with the tools, strategies, and resources needed to create Positive Childhood Experiences, reduce adversity, and in turn, build healthy, well-adjusted adults.
What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? (ACEs)
ACEs are stressful experiences that can happen to any of us before we turn 18. They’re not our fault, and we don’t have control over when or why they happen. They can be a single event, or an ongoing struggle where our safety, security, trust, or sense of self is threatened or violated. In the US, 1 in 6 adults have experienced four or more types of Adverse Childhood Experiences in their life
What are Positive Childhood Experiences? (PCEs)
PCEs stem from safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments that make children feel protected and cared for. PCEs have the power to prevent or protect children from the impacts of traumatic events, toxic stress, or ACEs. New research shows that PCEs predict positive outcomes, including a child’s good health (now and in adulthood) and help them to thrive.
Parenting Resource Center
A library of evidence-based parenting tools and resources.
Our Parenting Resource center provides a comprehensive collection of evidence-based tools designed to help parents navigate the difficult, complicated, and unpredictable situations encountered throughout their child’s lives. Because the more we know, the better we can care for those we love.
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Each member of our Trusted Parenting Network is a subject matter expert on one of the many topics related to effective, evidence-based parenting. They contribute their expertise through articles, blogs, interviews, and more and serve as reliable resources to all the families that turn to our Parenting Resource Center for answers everyday.
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When We Know More, We Do Better
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