HI Kellie- welcome to our community and so glad you asked this question! I made a career change when i learned about this work as well. I was doing international HIV work (as a public health professional) and with my lived experience (ACE score of 4), learning about ACEs science shifted the way I thought about all the work I had done over the years and explained things in my life and my healing journey. ACEs science is beginning to be introduced into public health programs but it will take all of us raising these issues in PH schools, as well as schools of medicine, social work, education etc!. My friend and ACEs Connection Network colleague, Emerald Montgomery, just entered medical school and is nudging her fellow students and professors along.
I would send you to ACEsTooHigh.com for an overview of the state of ACEs science. And I would be happy to chat with you about some possible next steps for career path (esp PH schools since that is my background).
Good luck and looking forward to chatting!
Gail Kennedy (530-400-3211)