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

 

Back to School Resources for Parents

imagesBack-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx

Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

http://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/CopingwithBacktoSchool.pdf

ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_parenting_strategies.htm

ADD/ADHD and School: Helping Children with ADHD Succeed at School

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_teaching_strategies.htm

Helping Children with Asperger’s Avoid the Back to School Jitters

http://www.myaspergerschild.com/2012/08/helping-aspergers-children-avoid-back.html

Back to School Tips

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/pages/Back-to-School-Tips.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token