Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
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THE EFFECTS OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
Children who are exposed to traumatic events are affected by them later on in life. Many childhood traumas can follow victims into adulthood.
Children who are abused or neglected are at higher risk for health problems as adults. Traumatic childhood events that have long lasting negative effects are known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can cause problems in adulthood including alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, obesity, high-risk sexual behaviors, smoking, suicide, and certain chronic diseases.
Adverse Childhood Experiences | ACES
The impact of ACES have been linked to:
“Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.”
– Dr. Robert Block, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics
The abuse may be brief, but the trauma lasts a lifetime.
Kids’ lives and futures are on the line!
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