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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...

Smart Ways to Resolve Conflicts at Home

"We all get angry, even furious, from time to time, especially about conflicts at home. Conflict and anger are natural parts of family life. But how you handle them makes all the difference in having good relationships with loved ones. Issues like money and chores may be at the root of family conflicts. But the way you resolve these issues has a big impact on how your children will react to adversity in the future. Resolve a conflict in a calm and respectful fashion, and your children will...

Team Sports Could Help Traumatized Kids Grow Into Healthy Adults

"Coming from a broken home or suffering abuse can traumatize a child, but new research suggests team sports might be just the medicine these kids need. Tracking U.S. health data from nearly 10,000 people, researchers found that teens who experienced childhood trauma and played team sports had lower odds of depression and anxiety as young adults." Read more, here: http://healthlibrary.franciscanhealth.org/YourFamily/Children/6,746904

Video Game Addiction Is Real

"If your kids spend oodles of time on games like "Fortnite" or "World of Warcraft," they're not alone - a whopping 90 percent of kids in the United States play video games. But if your child seems unable to do anything else and is even willing to forgo beloved activities to continue gaming, it might be a gaming addiction. "Can a person become addicted to video games?" has been the subject of debate for as long as video games have been around. Recently, the World Health Organization answered...

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