Hello,

Alaska has been working on a project highlighting the cost and impact of ACE's. I've been following their progress over the past three years and recently saw this great infographic they've created:

http://www.mcdowellgroup.net/w...f-ACEs-WEB-Final.pdf

Imagine if every state did this?

My question: Do you know of any other states who've conducted similar studies? is there support for this research at the federal level?

Are you familiar with the McDowell Group or other businesses crunching numbers on the cost of ACE's?

To world peace. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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I don't have a brief answer to your question, but many State Legislatures have undertaken significant steps to support the obtaining and  integration of ACE information in primary care practice.  If you Google <ACE Study, State Legislatures> on the Internet, you'll find a number of helpful starting places.  As an example of what's going on I attach an impressive publication from Wisconsin on the matter of your interest.

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Hi Elizabeth, Recently Dr. Felitti share the attached Special Report - while it doesn't directly answer your questions, I do think it provides updated information and context that is relevant to the answers you are seeking. It would be great if you could share your learnings along the way - this is an important question! Karen 

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Shenandoah Chefalo posted:

I'm not familiar with one specifically on ACE's, but recently Alia Innovations and Ecotone did a report on the Social Cost of Foster Care. I've attached it, and it's earth shattering in my opinion. 

The info graphics in the report say everything as does the last quote: 'hemorrhaging money on a system producing abysmal results.'

I love that these info-graphics include social costs, linking unloved children to future crimes because often when people are reluctant to invest in prevention they'll talk about not wanting to be financially responsible for other people. In Frank McCourt's memoir he quotes an aunt or grandmother as saying "Why should we have to pay for Angela's mistakes?" That quote struck me because I was raised in part by relatives. It's no fun feeling like a burden.

We pay either way; financially, emotionally, biopsychosocially. Investing in compassion leads to prosperity for everyone.

Also, I vote yes for smaller caseloads for all public servants (classrooms, parolees, etc.)

Congrats on climbing Kilimanjaro! A great metaphor for this work, huh?

Elizabeth Fitzgerald posted:
Shenandoah Chefalo posted:

I'm not familiar with one specifically on ACE's, but recently Alia Innovations and Ecotone did a report on the Social Cost of Foster Care. I've attached it, and it's earth shattering in my opinion. 

The info graphics in the report say everything as does the last quote: 'hemorrhaging money on a system producing abysmal results.'

I love that these info-graphics include social costs, linking unloved children to future crimes because often when people are reluctant to invest in prevention they'll talk about not wanting to be financially responsible for other people. In Frank McCourt's memoir he quotes an aunt or grandmother as saying "Why should we have to pay for Angela's mistakes?" That quote struck me because I was raised in part by relatives. It's no fun feeling like a burden.

We pay either way; financially, emotionally, biopsychosocially. Investing in compassion leads to prosperity for everyone.

Also, I vote yes for smaller caseloads for all public servants (classrooms, parolees, etc.)

Congrats on climbing Kilimanjaro! A great metaphor for this work, huh?

Elizabeth-I  completely agree. I think we have to start taking budgets and the money cost if we want to get real movement anywhere. It seems people only respond, not with the damage being caused but rather with the money directly out of their pockets. 

Yes Kilimanjaro was indeed the metaphor and one of the reasons I took on the challenge. It's also the backdrop to my next book Hiking for Stillness. 

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