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Berger, Dalton & Miller: How Much More Data Do We Need? Making the Case for Investing in Our Children

Child maltreatment is well recognized as one of the most significant contributors to pediatric morbidity and mortality throughout the world. 1 , 2 The effect of child maltreatment on morbidity and mortality in older adults has been documented for >20 years as demonstrated by the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. 3 The impact of maltreatment on teenage suicide and other mental health diagnoses is also well known. 4 , 5 To date, however, a direct relationship between maltreatment...

Supporting Skagit County (WA) Families in Need

In 2012, retired from a career in maternity nursing, I joined an effort to start a food bank in our town of 900 people. Though small, we were prepared for most requests; that is, until the day a mother came in search of baby diapers. We had none, so one of our volunteers bought a package of diapers to give her the next time she came in. Soon after, more women came looking for diapers, including a mother-to-be who was expecting twins. She was going to need help. We felt empathy for her and...

Child Maltreatment and Mortality in Young Adults [pediatrics.aappublications.org]

By Leonie Segal, Jason M. Armfield, Emmanuel S. Gnanamanickam, et al., Pediatrics, December 2020 BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is a global public health issue, with reported impacts on health and social outcomes. Evidence on mortality is lacking. In this study, we aimed to estimate the impact of CM on death rates in persons 16 to 33 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all persons born in South Australia 1986 to 2003 using linked administrative data. CM exposure was based on...

Whole People Watch Weekend on ACEs Connection (Dec. 11th - 13th)

The Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences FREE Film Festival continues this weekend. Please join us to watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the PBS Whole People series at your convenience, on ACEs Connection, by clicking play on the videos below: Whole People | 101 | Childhood Trauma | Episode 1 (27 min) Preview: Whole People | 102 | Healing Communities | Preview | Episode 2 Whole People | 102 |Healing Communities Episode 2 (27 min) Whole People | 103 |A New Response | Episode 3 (27 min) This is one of...

Ask the Community

The use of ACE scores for individuals

Andrew Turner
*Repost from General Discussion Board https://www.acesconnection.com/topic/the-use-of-ace-scores-for-individuals Hi, has anybody got any links to peer-reviewed journal articles where an individual's ACE score/questionnaire is used to inform practice? I know it's fairly common practice now in some areas to enquire about ACEs, but I struggle to find any papers describing how that information is then used. Would be good to find some examples where, say, a score of four leads to a more targeted...Read More...
Last Reply By Laura Shamblin · First Unread Post

Can Trauma-Informed Mermaids Help Children & Families? (New Kids Book Series)

Dear ACEs in Pediatrics Community, We just launched a new trauma-informed children's book series called Venus and Her Fly Trip . The series has been developed in collaboration with therapists, educators, parents and healers and is designed to promote mental/social/emotional health, body positivity and imaginative play in kids 4-10 , with the ultimate goal of preventing self-hatred. I would greatly value hearing the feedback of the ACEs community on this endeavor, and welcome your ideas for...Read More...

Seeking ACEs presentation to present to family physicians, time-sensitive

I've been asked to give a presentation to family medicine colleagues about ACEs this weekend. Can anyone please share with me a slide presentation appropriate for family medicine colleagues that covers the neurobiological impact of ACEs, anything that does a good job of highlighting the original ACE study data, and anything that includes slides on evidence-based interventions?Read More...
Last Reply By Laurie Udesky (ACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
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