By Jonathan Sperling
Direct care workers in domestic violence shelters, safe dwellings and domestic violence programs across New York state will be trained to recognize Adverse Childhood Experiences, thanks to a bill proposed by Queens Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi.
Hevesi’s bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, marks the first time the state recognizes Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACE, and will create the first statewide ACEs training. Brooklyn State Sen. Diane Savino introduced the Senate version of the bill.
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