Acceptance the first step in overcoming ACEs
Traumatic childhood events such as abuse, neglect, witnessing experiences such as crime, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse are called ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) can create dangerous levels of stress and derail healthy brain development; resulting in long-term effects on learning, behavior and health. A network of leaders in research, policy and practice are developing approaches to prevent (ACEs) and mitigate their impact through building resilience.
Preventing the consequences of ACEs starts with knowing your risks. You can check your risks here if you are on a desktop or tablet.
Blog posts on ACEs
The US has the largest prison population in the world and highest per-capita incarceration rate but how are we treating the high rate of ACEs in prison?
Victims of racism or abuse have a lot in common. Azure Moyna shares the greatest gift you can give someone who has been abused or mistreated.
You probably know about workplace pests, but do you know about Idiopathic Mutual Irritation? Louise Penberthy gives advice on how to deal with both.
My recovery as a sex offender started when I stopped making excuses. And it started in the hostile environment of a prison.
Do you know ‘The Hate U Give’? It has an important message in the acronym “THUG LIFE.” The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone.
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lives. Home Visiting Services is the solution.
Spanking has been a controversial topic in the realm of parenting for some time. Is physical punishment ever justified? What are appropriate measures when it comes to discipline? Reflecting on the foundation and purpose of parental authority as well as on virtues...
Even from jail, sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark
BY JULIE K. BROWN NOV. 28, 2018 A decade before #MeToo, a multimillionaire sex offender from Florida got the ultimate break. Palm Beach County Courthouse June 30, 2008 Jeffrey Edward Epstein appeared at his sentencing dressed comfortably in a blue blazer, blue shirt,...
Researchers followed a group of kids from childhood into adulthood to track the link between trauma in early life and adult mental health. When public health officials get wind of an outbreak of Hepatitis A or influenza, they spring into action with public awareness...
Intimate partner violence creeps into the workplace by affecting the environment, the interactions, and the well-being of workers. What do we do about it?