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A medication that reverses an opioid overdose by restoring breathing. Naloxone begins working in 2 -3 minutes and continues working for 30 – 90 minutes; enough time for you to call 911 and for help to arrive. 

For more information on Narcan and steps to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, visit here.  To locate a Narcan Direct Program Agency, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Service

How do I schedule training?  Call the Cudahy Health Department to schedule an appointment at 414-769-2239 or email [email protected]. The training is free and typically takes between 15-30 minutes.


What are ACEs?

ACEs are significant childhood traumas as identified below which can result in actual changes in brain development. These

changes may affect a child’s learning ability, social skills, and can result in long-tem health problems. The Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention (CDC) views ACEs as one of the major health issues in the 21st century.


Adverse Childhood

Experiences can include:

1. Emotional abuse

2. Physical abuse

3. Sexual abuse

4. Emotional neglect

5. Physical neglect

6. Mother treated violently

7. Household substance abuse

8. Household mental illness

9. Parental separation or divorce

10. Incarcerated household member

Exposure to childhood ACEs canincrease the risk of: Adolescent pregnancy

  •  Alcoholism and alcohol abuse
  •  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  •  Depression
  •  Early initiation of sexual activity
  • Early initiation of smoking
  • Fetal death
  • Health-related quality of life
  •  Illicit drug use
  •  Ischemic heart disease (IHD)
  •  Liver disease
  • Multiple sexual partners
  • Risk for intimate partner violence
  •  Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Smoking
  •  Suicide attempts
  • Unintended pregnancies

The good news is resilience brings hope!

What is Resilience?

Resilience is the ability to adjust (or bounce back) when bad things happen. Research

shows resilience helps reduce the effects of ACEs. Protective factors are internal and

external resources that help us to build our resilience.


What are protective factors?

1. Parental resilience

Increasing parents’ ability to problem-solve and build relationships with

their child and others

2. Nurturing and attachment

Listening and responding to a child in a supportive way and discovering

and paying attention to the child’s physical and emotional needs

3. Social connections

Having family, friends or neighbors who

are supportive and willing to help or

listen when needed

4. Concrete supports

Having their child’s basic needs met,

such as housing, food, clothing and

health care

5. Knowledge of parenting and child


Increasing parents’ knowledge of their

child’s development and appropriate

expectations for their child’s behavior

6. Social and emotional competence

of children

Helping their child to interact positively

with others, manage emotions and

communicate feelings

Resilience trumps ACEs!

Parents, teachers and caregivers can help children by:

  • Gaining an understanding of ACEs
  •  Creating environments where children feel safe emotionally and physically
  • Helping children identify feelings and manage emotions
  • Creating protective factors at home, schools and in communities


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Resilience Trumps ACEs

Washington Information Network

1-877-211-WASH (9274)

CDC Adverse Childhood

Experiences (ACE) Study