Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative

The Family Tree is dedicated to raising families up and building strong futures for Maryland’s children. One of the ways that we are doing this is by fostering awareness and commitment to address childhood trauma and adversity. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child's life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult.  More information on the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente can be found here.


The Family Tree is excited to launch the ACE Interface Master Training in the fall of 2017. We will be training a wide-range of individuals who live across the state of Maryland and represent a variety of professions all dedicated to increasing awareness of ACEs and increasing local and statewide prevention efforts. If you would like to know more about the training efforts or would like set up an ACE Training in the fall please contact Ruby Parker. 

The Family Tree and the Maryland Essentials for Childhood launched the ACE Interface Master Training November, 2017. We trained a wide-range of individuals who live across the state of Maryland and represent a variety of professions all dedicated to increasing awareness of ACEs and increasing local and statewide prevention efforts.

Introducing MD's ACE Interface team: Coming together to support healthy & resilient families!

If you would like to know more about the training efforts or would like set up an ACE Training in the fall, please contact Naketta Lowery or fill out this online form