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Build Resilience

Once you know your ACE Score and its impact, there are personal strategies and community resources that exist to help you. Asking for help, developing trusting relationships, forming a positive attitude, and paying attention to your instincts and feelings are ways to improve your life. These can assist in breaking the cycle of ACEs in your family. Reaching out to a trusted member of your community, such as a doctor, a counselor, a teacher, or a church or spiritual leader is another way to get help.

Using these suggestions, both early in a child’s life and as an adult, can lessen the impact of ACEs on you and your family.

What do I do Now? Resources and Building Resilience.

Once you know your ACE score and its impact, there are personal strategies and community resources that exist to help you. Asking for help, developing trusting relationships, forming a positive attitude, and paying attention to your instincts and feelings are ways to improve your life. These can assist in breaking the cycle of ACEs in your family. Reaching out to a trusted member of your community such as a doctor, a counselor, a teacher, or a church or spiritual leader is another way to get help. Additional resources can be found on the Resources page of this website and also the "Additional Documents" link on the home page.

Using these suggestions, both early in a child’s life and as an adult, can lessen the impact of ACEs on you and your family.

Join the Local ACEs Connection Network and Share your Stories of Resilience: Buncombe County ACEs Connection Group

Social Connections: Build relationships with others; strengthen your social network.

Resilience: Learn to take care of yourself, so you can take care of others.

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: Take advantage of classes and resources available in the community.

Concrete Support in Times of Need: Make sure your basic needs -such as food, clothing and shelter- are met. Once they are met, you can focus on your family and your health. (2-1-1 is a local resource that can help your patients access the basics).

Social and Emotional Competence: Identify and understand your feelings and emotions in order to express them in a healthy way.

Using these suggestions, both early in a child’s life and as an adult, can lessen the impact of ACEs on you and your family.

For local resources to help build resilience, call 211 or visit YouFindServices.org

Join the Local ACEs Connection Network and Share your Stories of Resilience: Buncombe County ACEs Connection Group