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Martin County Center: (507) 238-4757
Faribault County Center: (507) 526-3265
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Martin County Center: (507) 238-4757
Faribault County Center: (507) 526-3265

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Healing is Possible. 

You are not alone. Two out of every three people have experienced ACEs. The experiences we had as a child may impact how we function as an adult. Our brain and body adapted to protect us as children and those same protections influence our adult body and brain.

Research tells us that ACEs and toxic stress impact a child’s developing brain at the biological level. When faced with intense or prolonged toxic stress or adversity during the time in which a child’s brain is developing, the body’s stress response can get stuck in an ‘on’ state. Toxic stress can also impact the body’s neurologic, metabolic, immune, and endocrine systems. Reseach shows that experiencing a higher number of ACEs is associated with many of the leading causes of death, like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.  There are many protective factors that people with ACEs can do to prevent disease and support healing and resilience. Click through the boxes below for additional resources to support good physical, mental and social health.  

Healthy Relationships
Research has shown that healthy, supportive relationships (a person’s support system) can buffer the negative impacts associated with toxic stress and help to build a person’s resilience.
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