Health Officials Seek to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences
Press Release from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
ARLINGTON, VA (Nov. 6, 2019)—At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, and witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, can lead to increases in chronic disease, mental health issues, and socioeconomic hardship later in life.
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ASTHO's Issue Brief
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Primary Prevention, February 2019
2019 CDC Report
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence
What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?
Preventing ACEs is a priority for CDC
What can be done to prevent ACEs?
- Strengthen Economic Supports for Families
- Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence and Adversity
- Ensure a Strong Start for Children
- Teach Skills
- Connect Youth to Caring Adults and Activities
- Intervene to Lessen Immediate and Long-term Harms
Monitoring and evaluation