Children who experience multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as exposure to violence or negative family relationships, have a greater likelihood of negative outcomes throughout life. The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being.
The findings of the ACE Study show that leading causes of health, learning, behavior and productivity problems are often rooted in the cumulative impacts of childhood adversity. During this presentation, you will learn about the impact of ACEs and how building resilience can help people recover and thrive in spite of adversity. You will:
- better understand the ACE study and its importance;
- discover how ACEs impact individuals and their health outcomes; and
- identify how to begin addressing ACEs with the youth and families they serve.