Understanding The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES): How Childhood Maltreatment Affects the Lifespan

According to the CDC, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is “one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.” The study, a joint study by the CDC and Kaiser-Permanente included more than 17,000 participants which began with the initial phase between 1995 and 1997.

If you are a survivor of childhood maltreatment, you know this all too well: health issues, difficulty in relationships, mistrust, depression, anxiety…the list goes on. Research is providing new insights into the mechanisms of adverse childhood experiences and new treatment approaches are available. Learn more about the ACES, which is providing awareness, education, and a foundation to support new support, funding and attention to this important topic.

Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html

http://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/overview/index.html

 

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