This episode focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The guest speakers, Dr. Christina Buysse and Dr. Barbara Bentley, are involved in the California ACEs Aware Initiative, which is focused on promoting positive responses to stress for children, families, and care providers. Adverse Childhood Experiences includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as physical and emotional neglect, and some challenges at home caused by a member of the household who may be experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, partner abuse, etc. In the US alone, 60% of adults have reported four or more ACEs. For children, one in three have experienced one ACE and up to 14% have experienced two ACEs. This episode discusses the risk factors for ACEs, negative outcomes associated with ACE’s, current research, universal health screening, trauma treatment and prevention strategies.
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