About This Series
Traumatic childhood events like abuse and neglect can create dangerous levels of stress and derail healthy brain development—resulting in long-term effects on learning, behavior and health. A growing network of leaders in research, policy and practice are leading the way in preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and mitigating their impact through building resilience. This series contains commentary from experts and resources detailing innovative approaches for improving mental and physical health using an ACEs framework.
The Latest Commentary and Resources
New findings suggest that Americans are ready for new approaches address early childhood trauma and stress. To do that in a big way, we need more than science—we need a movement.
What is the public's perception of factors they believe impact their health? Americans recognize that effective steps in improving health go beyond medical care, including economic, environmental, and school-, work-, and diet-related measures.
Eric Antebi describes a culture of violence as the antithesis to a Culture of Health during an interview with Lori Dorfman, who has spent decades monitoring how the media cover violence and other public health issues.
Early Life Events That Can Damage Our Adult Health
Increase awareness and understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the need to develop effective innovative interventions.
New prevention and treatment approaches may mean healthier futures for those exposed #ACES.
Leaders in the Field
Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Workgroup and Pediatrician at Partners in Pediatrics
Medical Director of Covenant House Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
RWJF Senior Program Adviser for Program Development