How Adverse Childhood Experiences Cost $1.33 Trillion a Year

This article was originally published by Psychology Today. The original groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults (1998) led to an expanding awareness of the suffering, cost and burden illness wreaked by childhood abuse and neglect. Looking at data from from over 17,000 […]

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One way childhood trauma leads to poorer health for women

This article was originally published by Science Daily. Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. A new study shows one important reason why. The national study of more than 3,000 women is the first to find that those who experienced childhood trauma were more likely than […]

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Opinion: Childhood trauma is a public health threat, kids deserve better

This article was originally published by The Washington Post. Children growing up with toxic stress from abuse or neglect are more likely to have lifelong health problems. Migrant children being separated from their parents, girls and boys forced into sex trafficking, students surviving a school shooting, kids growing up in homes with substance abuse or […]

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Toxic stress in children has health effects that can last into adulthood — and beyond

This article was originally published by Journalist’s Resource. In the past decade, researchers have pinpointed a phenomenon in children who have experienced adversity or trauma that can have negative health effects that extend well into adulthood. They call it “toxic stress.” Toxic stress goes beyond a healthy or tolerable stress response. It is characterized by […]

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Experts note connection between adverse childhood experiences, mass shooters

This article was originally published by La Crosse Tribune In the aftermath of the recent trio of gun massacres in the United States, social workers, psychologists and researchers in La Crosse and nationwide are calling attention to the effects of adverse childhood experiences, trauma in their formative years appearing to be a commonality among many […]

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