About ACEs Matter
ACEs Matter is a grassroots, charitable fundraising service for promoting research, education and the means & methods of caring for those affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We are a trauma and developmentally informed organization led and founded by adults with live experiences. We are a "humanity first" model that focuses childhood experiences in communities that have not been included in the conversation.
A world without ACEs would be a world filled with compassionate people.
A world with 1 in 6 people having four or more ACEs is a world filled with people who need to meet a compassionate person.
~ Cendie Stanford - Founder & President
Who we serve
What is an ACE Score?
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Events that happened to you
Events you witnessed
Divorce, Abandonment, Death
Drug or Substance Abuse
Family Member or Parental Mental Illness
Parental Criminal Behavior or Jail/Prison
Other toxic stress inducing events
Community Crime & Violence
What is PCE Score?
PCEs stands for Positive Childhood Experiences, and they help buffer against the effects of traumatic experiences.
Having emotional supports as a child made traumatic experiences less impactful on individuals later in life.
Children who have PCEs become adults who are comfortable seeking emotional and mental health support.