|Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide, 1/2022
|Published in 1998 as a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente, the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study looked at the relationship between chronic stress in childhood and adult health outcomes. Adverse childhood experiences were found to be associated with significant increases in a number of negative social, behavioral health, and physical health outcomes.
|MEASURE OF NEED
|Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale
Developed by Felitti and colleagues (1998),37 the Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale (ACES) measures childhood exposure to trauma: psychological, physical, or sexual abuse, neglect, mental illness, domestic violence, divorce, and having a parent in prison.
|DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT
|GOAL OF INTERVENTION
|• Provide trauma-informed care that is safe, collaborative, and compassionate
• Build on strengths and resilience of inmates