THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE
Memories matter because memories make us…
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The Effects of Child Abuse
Children who are exposed to traumatic events are affected by them later on in life.
Children who are abused or neglected are at higher risk for health problems as adults know as Adverse Childhood Experiences. These problems include alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, obesity, high-risk sexual behaviors, smoking, suicide, and certain chronic diseases.
“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