Understanding Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) - Children

The Understanding Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) for children resource provides an overview of PCEs and a list of activities and experiences that enrich a child's life. According to a recent study, positive childhood experiences counter the damaging effects of adverse experiences. PCEs are what make childhood a time of growth, change, exploration, and happiness. According to the study from Johns Hopkins University, there are seven PCEs that could have lifelong effects on mental and relationship health. 

This resource was created through a partnership between Families Together, Inc., Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC), the TASN School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI), and the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports and Alignment project. (Updated 2021.07)


This resource is intended for educational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to take the place of informed professional diagnosis, advice, or recommendations. Families Together, KPIRC, the TASN SMHI, and Kansas MTSS and Alignment assume no liability for errors or for the way in which this information is used.

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Elementary (K − 6), Early Childhood (Birth − K)
TASN School Mental Health Initiative
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