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Resilient Wisconsin: Adverse Childhood Experiences

What are adverse childhood experiences?

Adverse childhood experiences are traumatic experiences that happen before the age of 18. Adverse childhood experiences include abuse, neglect, or witnessing violence in the home. These can have a lasting, negative effect on our lives throughout adulthood.

For more on adverse childhood experiences, go to our new Childhood Health and Experiences section.

Last revised February 12, 2024