Ridgedale Alternative Handbook
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on
future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and
opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue.
Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse
Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
A proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success