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.
Margo DeMont, PhD, head of community health enhancement at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Ind., shared about the hospital’s recent efforts to build a trauma-informed community through several innovative therapeutic programs.
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
Robert Anda, Senior Scientific Consultant, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Co-Principal Investigator of the ACE Study, discusses its importance.
Sandy Bloom, Associate Professor at Drexel University School of Public Health, Co-Founder of the Sanctuary Institute and Co-Leader of the Philadelphia ACES Task Force, emphasizes prevention and the role of the ACE study.