Your care team at Lourdes Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) program is here to help you understand how a traumatic event may be affecting your health. We start by listening to you to understand you and your health needs. Our goal is to help you improve your physical and emotional health and connect you to support programs in the Binghamton community. 

Our experienced team of childhood trauma specialists includes mental health professionals, health coaches, peer mentors, social workers and family resource specialists. Start by scheduling an appointment with our social worker.

You’ll take a screening assessment to help determine your eligibility for the ACEs program, which is provided at no charge to participants. Your ACEs team provides a personalized care plan that focuses on your health needs. Our ACEs program provides counseling, support groups, laundry supply giveaways, and classes and events, such as:

  • Gardening club
  • Family game nights
  • Nutrition and cooking classes
  • Social hour
  • Yoga, fitness and wellness classes

Get help dealing with a childhood trauma

Childhood trauma experienced at any point from newborn to age 17 can affect your physical and emotional health during your adult years. Traumatic events may include: living with an individual with mental illness or a substance use disorder; experiencing abuse, neglect and violence; or witnessing the death of a family member. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Feelings of shame and guilt
  • Trouble controlling emotions
  • Unable to relate to others

Your ACEs team is here to help connect you with specialists in treating trauma-related health issues. Our doctors care for the whole you, from your physical health and well-being to your mental and emotional health, including:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Heart disease
  • High-risk and impulsive behavior
  • Mental illness
  • Stroke
  • Substance use disorders