According to the Task Force report, “Adverse Childhood Experiences in Shelby County Tennessee,” 52 percent of adults in Shelby County report having experienced at least one ACE. Individuals reporting four or more ACEs have heightened risk for negative adult social and health outcomes, such as repeating the cycle of family violence and exposing their own children to ACEs. The most prevalent ACEs in Shelby County are substance abuse, emotional abuse, and violence between adults in the home. In fact, rates of violence between adults are also higher in Shelby County (22%) than in Tennessee (19%) or nationally (16%).
Learn more about ACES.
Universal Parenting Places (UPP) are judgment-free zones where parents can receive professional counseling, information and emotional support for family-related issues or concerns, no matter how small. UPPs are administered by the ACE Awareness Foundation in partnership with Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and Knowledge Quest. Learn more about UPP and how to receive services.
The Warm Launched in June 2016 and it is a collaborative effort between Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the ACE Awareness Foundation. The Warm Line mirrors the in-person support services offered by Universal Parenting Places (UPP) which are made available in Shelby County.
For free advice on non-emergent parenting issues, you can contact Universal Parenting Places Warm Line. The Parent Support “Warm Line” is a free, live telephone line that connects parents with trained professionals who provide practical information, guidance, and emotional support. The goal of the Warm Line is to help parents navigate stressful situations in order to help young children and teens flourish physically, socially and emotionally. The Warm Line may be reached Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST.
844-UPP- Warm or 844-877-9276. Learn more about the Warm Line.