Increased understanding and awareness of ACEs in the workplace may help close knowledge and practice gaps. It may also help professionals identify their own triggers and work towards building a resilient workforce.
ACEs & Work, 2014
Description: This is a slide deck from the Foundation for Healthy Generations address ACEs as a barrier to work performance.
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Survey of Resident Practice, Knowledge, and Attitude, 2016
Description: This study examines family medicine resident practices screening adult patients for ACEs, knowledge of ACEs, attitudes to screening, resident personal ACE histories, and determines preferred ways to learn more about ACEs if gaps were identified. Resident ACE screening rates were found to be extremely low, prompting the recommendation of physician educational initiatives. [Tink W, Tink J, Turin T, Kelly M. Adverse Childhood Experiences: Survey of Resident Practice, Knowledge, and Attitude. Fam Med 2016;48(10):795-800. Fam Med 2017;49(1):7-13.]
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Toolkit for Providers, 2015
Description: The National Crittenton Foundation and ASCEND at the Aspen Institute developed the ACE toolkit, which includes resources to assist providers who are interested in using the ACE survey to promote healing for individuals impacted by childhood trauma, educate the community about the impact of childhood adversity, and promote two-generation policies designed to prevent ACEs for future generations.
Childhood Abuse, Household Dysfunction, and Indicators of Impaired Adult Worker Performance, 2004
Description: This study "examined the relation between eight types of adverse childhood experience (ACE) and three indicators of impaired worker performance (serious job problems, financial problems, and absenteeism)."
[F Anda, Robert & I Fleisher, Vladimir & J Felitti, Vincent & Edwards, Valerie & Whitfield, Charles & Dube, Shanta & F Williamson, David. (2004). Childhood Abuse, Household Dysfunction, and Indicators of Impaired Adult Worker Performance. The Permanente Journal. 8. 30-38. 10.7812/TPP/03-089.]
The Child is the Father of the Man: Family Physicians' Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences, 2017
Description: This is an editorial for family medicine physicians. A quote from the paper: "It can be tempting to not ‘ask for trouble’ by inquiring about ACEs. We are increasingly recognizing that the social determinants of health, essentially a patient’s life experience, current and past, are a major cause of disease, and ACEs are certainly one. Medical care alone cannot ‘fix’ any of these, but we need to know about them, because even the simple act of acknowledgement can be an important first step in addressing them. Given the high prevalence of ACEs in both the general population and among ourselves, and the correlation they have with adult morbidity, we need to do a better job." [Freeman, Joshua. "The Child is the Father of the Man: Family Physicians' Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences." Family medicine 49.1 (2017): 5.]