Thank you for visiting my site. My name is David. I’m interested in connecting with others who’ve survived Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). My parents were addicts, one to alcohol and drugs, the other to religion (the Jehovah’s Witnesses). It’s only now that I’ve come to realize how the tragic and traumatic events of my childhood influenced, but did not define, the person I grew into.

There are many excellent resources available to more closely examine the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on children and adults. I’ve listed a few here.


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network https://www.nctsn.org/

Adverse Childhood Experiences https://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/apps/phl/resource_center_infographic.html


Nadine Burke Harris. The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. https://www.amazon.com/Deepest-Well-Long-Term-Childhood-Adversity-ebook/dp/B01N7HZ73B

Charles Whitfield. Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families. https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Child-Within-Discovery-Dysfunctional-ebook/dp/B004FN1S7W/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=healing+the+child+within&qid=1570582413&s=digital-text&sr=1-1