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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...

Building Social Bonds: Connections That Promote Well-Being

"Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. Your social ties with family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others impact your mental, emotional, and even physical well-being." Learn more about ways to improve your relationships or identify which relationships are healthy or unhealthy, here: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2018/04/building-social-bonds Article source: a monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of...

How to Beat Serious Stress

"Every day we face stressful events. Most of these events are minor. But other events are clearly major sources of stress. These include things such as a marriage or divorce, or trouble at home or work. You may need help from others, such as a professional counselor, to judge how stressful a situation really is. After that, you can put in order what you need to get done. You also need to look at the resources available to help you understand and work through the problem." When you're faced...

Social Media Use: How Is It Affecting Teens?

"As a parent of a middle schooler and high school student, I’m acutely aware of that digital device that seems to almost be surgically attached to my child’s hands. Smart phone adoption is up to 95 percent of teenagers, and nearly half (45%) of teens say they’re online on a near-constant basis, according to Pew Research Center's 2018 study of U.S. teenagers. The resulting screen time and social media use can have an impact on teens’ physical and emotional health." To read more about the...

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