For our friends at Chick-fil-A

Mental Health & Foster Care Awareness Month

Foster Care at WinShape Homes

We partner with churches because we know we can’t meet this need on our own. With the church, we can partner with families who share our Christian values and minister to the children in an effective way. Secondly, the organic community and support that can be built in a church is a powerful resource to foster families.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Assessment is a ten-question assessment that was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente.

The ten areas of the ACE assessment look at abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), neglect (physical and emotional) and family dysfunction (family mental illness, physical abuse of mother, divorce, incarcerated parent and substance abuse in family).

Care should be exercised using the ACEs assessment in classroom or other environments for several reasons. You may need permission from a child’s parent/guardian to administer it and there can be other legal constraints that should be adhered to. Additionally, if you are not prepared for or able to address the results of the assessment it’s probably not a good idea to uncover them.

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