Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
10 forms of childhood trauma dramatically increase the risk of 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States.
High doses of these traumas impact the brain system, the immune system, and the hormonal system. People exposed to very high doses have a reduced life expectancy of 20 years.
The CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences study shows us childhood trauma permanently affects the physical, mental, social, and financial health of people who experience it.
The ACEs fit in 3 categories; abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. Each type of maltreatment you have suffered counts as 1 ACE. If you suffered that ACE more than once, it still counts as 1 ACE. Check your score [application works on desktops only].
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