I believe this is an important message that sometimes gets lost in the stories about childhood trauma and ACE scores, that it can be overcome.
“The answer lies in another new field called resiliency science. The discoveries in this research are just as remarkable as the ACEs revelation. Adversity can be turned into resiliency when a child has the support of a safe environment and a lasting relationship with a caring adult.
The growing understanding and acceptance of the ACEs Study and the importance of preventing adverse childhood experiences is consistent with what Synergy Services staff has learned over the years as we have worked with our community’s most traumatized children. We also have come to understand that through caring connections with children we can help them overcome trauma, break the cycle of unhealthy behavior and go on to lead healthy, productive adult lives. “