I am looking for articles which link ACE's to violence and violent behaviour. With the current spate of violence in South Africa and specifically here in Western Cape where I stay, and violent murders of young children, I know more and more that people need to be more educated on trauma and the brain and the link to violent behaviour. So any assistance other than what I use of Bruce Perry would be helpful please. They have asked me now to be a guest speaker on a local radio station in Cape Town next week on trauma. People here are extremely angry
Parker Palmer (Courage to Teach) says: Violence is what happens when we cannot manage our own suffering.....
Kind of says it all for me.
Hi, Claudia: Although ACEs can cause violence, and being a victim of violence, it's not quite that simple. Here's an article that examines why focusing just on eliminating violence won't eliminate it — https://acestoohigh.com/2016/07/13/violence-is-just-one-part-of-childhood-trauma-so-why-are-we-focusing-so-much-on-childhood-violence/