Are there any community resources that help adults address the economic consequences of their adverse childhood experiences? For example, a perfectly capable adult who came from a toxic family would need a boost of self-confidence and esteem, but he would not be able to turn to his family for that. This leads to low-paying jobs, which means living paycheck to paycheck. If he’s a great employee but gets laid off, it’s awfully difficult for him to get another job because of how he presents himself during an interview. He is always one paycheck away from homelessness. His low self-esteem drives to him to accept jobs for which he is overqualified, and then he continues this low quality of life because he doesn’t believe he can do better. Outside of that, he is an intelligent, hard worker, but no employer would know that because they judge by the job candidate’s demeanor, regardless of how qualified he is on paper.
In the addiction recovery community, the saying goes that “stability is extremely important to recovery.” The same goes for those who are “in recovery” from adverse childhood experiences. I have come across quite a few resources to prevent ACEs, which is awesome, but what about resources to help the post-ACEs children who are now adults?