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Topic of the Month: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Nov 01, 2019 08:52AM ● By Editor
From Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Public Health and Human Services - November 1, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences are more than just unpleasant occurrences that happened to someone when they were young.  ACEs include traumatic events like physical or emotional abuse or neglect, sexual abuse, caregiver mental illness, household violence, or parental incarceration.  The original research about ACEs surveyed over 17,000 people, and the results revealed that ACEs are common across all populations. 
 Check out the November 2019 Topic of the Month to learn more about:
  • why the effects of childhood stress can be felt long into adulthood.
  • what a "dose-response" is and what that means for ACEs.
  • how we, as a community, can both prevent ACEs and buffer their effects.

Visit our Topic of the Month page!  There you'll find the link to this month's issue as well as links to past issues.  They cover a wide variety of topics - feel free to browse and share!

You can also access this month's Topic of the Month newsletter in the attached PDF.

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