Adverse Childhood Experiences


Preventing or reducing the impact of potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. These experiences range from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to parental divorce or the incarceration of a parent.

Work Plan

View the overview for this priority area on the Marathon County Health Improvement Site.

Contact Information

Samantha Pinzl
Phone: 715-261-1926

ACE Interface Training

There are 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The more ACEs an individual has, the higher their ACE Score and the greater their risk for long-term consequences. The prevalence of ACEs is staggering. Nearly every community feels the medical and social burdens of subsequent behavioral and physical health problems, including depression, suicide, heart disease, diabetes and early death. There is hope for healing, however. Start by understanding ACEs and their effects with a FREE Wisconsin ACE Interface training.

To request a training, contact any of the Certified ACE Interface Trainers below, or you can fill out the training request form below and one of the trainers will get back to you about your request.

Certified ACE Interface Trainers

Aaron Ruff


Marathon County Health Department

Amber Pax


Marathon County Department of Social Services

Christy Keele


Attorney and Community Activist

David Johns


Marathon County Department of Social Services

Debi Traeder


Prevent Suicide Marathon County

ACE Interface Training Request

Please fill out the form below to connect with our certified ACE Interface trainers to request a training.

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