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Get ACEs Trained and Certified

An Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) is a trauma that occurs before the age of 18. Through a set of ten questions, the ACE Study analyzes the relationship between childhood trauma and potential social and health consequences. The greater the ACE score, the more chances of health problems later in life. Certified ACEs trainers can help influence communities to break the cycle and mitigate the impact of ACEs or toxic stress and help foster the health and well-being of the next generation.

Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to building trauma-informed care capacity to improve mental health outcomes for Arizonans. Through our public health initiative, Mobilize AZ SM, BCBSAZ is offering 40 scholarships to individuals who want to become certified ACEs trainers to train others across the state.

The training, provided by the ACEs Consortium, is presented virtually through three modules over the course of five weeks. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of ACEs, toxic stress, and the trauma-informed approach, and will also gain the ability to facilitate training on ACEs-related content in their communities.

Applications for the BCBSAZ-sponsored Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training are now closed. To learn more about ACEs or to sign-up for a training offered by the Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium, please visit