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I would love to share the results.  Will attach the summary via poster session below.

  My whole reason for doing the study in the first place was to hopefully pique someone's interest in conducting a similar study on a larger scale.  I have observed this correlation for years, and have been frustrated that this particular angle of 'expense to society of child maltreatment' hasn't been exposed.

 But, alas, after having presented the data at five national/international conferences via poster session over the past two years, there have been no 'takers' in terms of expanding upon it.   Many expressed interest, however. 

The last year I checked, in 2014, payments for SSDI were over $145 billion.  Do you think we might save a dollar or two with some of that money spent on prevention/early intervention? .

 And, my email is drsalgus@gmail.com, if you would like to chat further.  

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Hi Gail.  In looking for another document, I was reminded of our correspondence from three years ago.  I had forwarded to you the results of a pilot study I completed in 2014, which demonstrated a correlation between ACE scores and receipt of Social Security Disability Income, and you thought you might have a colleague who was interested in following up on the study. 

 As I mentioned, the goal of the small study was to hopefully pique the interest of a researcher who could then conduct the study on a larger scale.  With, of course, the further goal being that of using the expected significant correlation to inform policy makers about yet another expense to society of child maltreatment, so as to hopefully loosen purse strings when it comes to child abuse prevention/early intervention programs.  As I mentioned in the first email message, with SSDI expenses being quite high, now totaling more than $150 billion a year, perhaps connecting this particular series of dots for policy makers might make a small difference in terms of advancing prevention programs. 

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