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7 Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE's) that Shape Adult Health and Resiliency – Illustrated [lindsaybraman.com]

 

By Lindsay Braman, LindsayBraman.com, March 11, 2021

By now, most counselors, pediatricians, teachers, and other people who work with children know about ACES: The “Adverse Childhood Experiences” scale. ACE’s predict, based on measuring the number of traumatic or adverse events experienced, which kids are likely to struggle developmentally and emotionally as they mature.  (You can take the ACES quiz here).

New results from a survey based on a study of 6188 adults at Johns Hopkins shows that there are 7 childhood experiences that can be statistically linked to good mental health in adults.

What has been less well understood is why a small percentage of kids with high ACE scores have normal development and good adult emotional health. What factors created a level of resiliency in these kids that helped them to survive and thrive despite difficult childhoods?

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I LOVE this article. Thank you for sharing. Focusing on creating communities that offer positive childhood experiences DOES promote resilience which in turn decreases adverse experiences, shifting our mindset to look at what is strong and not what is wrong. 

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