All sectors of Frederick County will recognize the impact of trauma on health from preconception through old age, and provide or support services for raising healthy children in safe, stable, nurturing environments. These sectors include healthcare, government, judicial and law enforcement, education, daycare, housing, employment, business, civic groups, religious groups, parent networks and more.
An equitable community-wide system of trauma-informed care provides accessible evidence-based treatments from trained, knowledgeable and culturally literate specialists in adequate supply.
All Frederick County residents receive evidence-based preventive and continuing education for raising healthy children in safe, stable, and nurturing environments.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Available 24 hours everyday): Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat online
Frederick County is invested in working to reduce ACEs. The 2016 Local Health Improvement Plan identified ACEs as a community priority and there is a work group focused on ACEs. For more information, please see the Local Health Improvement Process page and look for the ACEs Action Plan or most recent presentation.
We know that ACEs are incredibly impactful in the life of a child. Together with our partners, we are committed to ending the adversities children at risk face. If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Pilar Olivo at POlivo@FrederickCountyMD.gov. For more information on the Local Health Improvement Plan for Frederick County and the ACEs Workgroup click here. To learn more information about the Interagency Early Childhood Committee (IECC) click here