Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs 360

1)      Learning Modules: Now available are two online learning modules – The ACE Study: It’s Impact and Our Opportunity and A Child Abuse Prevention Response to ACEs.  The courses are free, open to the public (though registration is required), and feature Iowa-specific data and testimonials. Learners can enter and exit the courses at any time and will receive a certificate of completion at the end.

2)      ACEs-Informed Projects: We have been collecting examples of how Iowa organizations and community groups have responded to The ACE Study findings. Learn more about ACEs-informed projects at We will be updating this section on an ongoing basis.

3)      Awareness Tools: We are developing resources you can use to raise awareness of The ACE Study and your ACEs-informed work with the broader community. Currently available are press release and letter to the editor templates. In September, we expect to have a designed Iowa ACEs brochure you can download and print as needed.

4)      Research Briefs: Two newly released briefs summarize research on The Neurobiology of Stress and Promoting Resiliency. Find them on our ACEs Resources page here:

5)   Policy Updates: We are excited to announce that the Iowa Legislature approved $50,000 to continue the collection of ACEs data in 2015. In addition, an increase of $300,000 was approved for the 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative.