A resource for home visitors to respectfully and effectively address ACES with families.

The most powerful people for reducing ACE scores in the next generation are parents. But parents must know about ACEs and their effects to realize this potential.

Home visitors are uniquely positioned to talk with parents about ACEs because home visiting is relationship based, occurs within each family’s comfort zone, and starts early in the parenting experience.

Experienced home visitors know it is not enough to talk about risk. We also must talk about resilience. And brain science. And the generational impact of our life stories. This is why we use the NEAR acronym to describe our work: Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs, and Resilience.