Research shows that a wide range of factors including family, school, and community all associate with school performance over time. First 5 Alpine directs funds to support school readiness programs and ensure high-quality trained teachers are available to Alpine County children
First 5 knows it "takes a village to raise a child." We work in tandem with local agencies to elevate the quality of child care, improve access to services and medical care, and improve systems so that families can engage their children in safe, learning-rich environments
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
What are ACEs?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences people have by age 18. Research shows that individuals who have experienced ACEs are at significantly increased risk of serious health consequences, including at least 9 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. Identifying a history of trauma in children and adults, and providing trauma-informed care, can lower long-term health costs and support individual and family wellness and healing. Health care providers are now screening for ACES and referring to services. Screen, treat, heal.
Children are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of an overactive stress response due to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) because their brains and bodies are still developing. Early screening and intervention can reduce the risk of long-term health problems.
For more information, visit: www.acesaware.org
First 5 California
First 5 Alpine is a partner in the statewide leadership by First 5 California. Visit their site for further information, activities, and support services.