Acceptance

the first step in overcoming

Traumatic childhood events such as abuse, neglect, witnessing experiences such as crime, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse 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 developing approaches to prevent childhood trauma, known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and mitigate their impact through building resilience.

Improvements in public policy can prevent ACEs. Preventing the consequences starts with knowing your risks.

Group takes aim at Oklahoma’s failure-to-protect law

Author:TIM TALLEY Associated Press After Robert Braxton Jr. was convicted of beating his girlfriend's children, he was sentenced in 2006 to probation and two years already served in jail while awaiting trial for the abuse, which included choking, punching and breaking...

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