Positive Childhood Experience (PCEs)

There is still more to learn about ACEs and how to prevent and reduce their effects. A person’s ACE score is not the whole story. Childhood experiences can be negative or positive. All childhood experiences matter. Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) help children and families cope with stress and recover from it.

Rachel Jones, LPC

Manager of Trauma Informed Care and Director of Disaster Response State Grant, Division of Behavioral Health

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Angeline Stanislaus, MD

Chief Medical Director

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Beckie Gierer, MS

Director of the Office of Disaster Services, (Formally Deputy Director of the Office of Disaster Services)

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Lauren Drummond Littrell

Founder and President of Love One Another Ministries

Chaplain at Mercy Health St Louis

This course was funded by a grant from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views and opinions contained in this course do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and should not be construed as such. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance and mental illness on America's communities.