Three Adverse Childhood Experiences That Linger Long Into Adulthood

This article was originally posted by the Douglas County Herald  Adversity hits everyone at various points in adult life, whether it comes in the form of physical injury, sickness, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, a broken romance, financial problems, or a series of disappointments that don’t seem fair. Many adults learn […]

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Adverse childhood experiences are different than child trauma, and it’s critical to understand why

This article was originally published by Child Trends.  Legislators, caregivers, and the media increasingly recognize that childhood adversity poses risks to individual health and well-being. The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study has helped raise public awareness about this critical public health issue. However, as the use of ACEs questionnaires for identifying potentially harmful childhood experiences has gained […]

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What if schools focused on improving relationships rather than test scores?

This article was originally published by Atlanta News Now.  By Maureen Downey A year ago I wrote a Get Schooled essay about an outstanding early-career high school English teacher in Georgia who had become so frustrated with testing and scripted curricula that she decided to leave the profession. She had been a participant in a study I […]

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Policy Update: State and Federal Movement to Advance Trauma-Informed Care

This article was originally published by Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.  Over the past year, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has been monitoring state and federal policymakers’ interest in addressing early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma to promote overall health and wellbeing. To date, states and the federal government have employed a variety of policy levers to […]

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Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences

This article was originally posted by the American Federation of Teachers Adverse childhood experiences are potentially traumatic experiences and events, ranging from abuse and neglect to parental incarceration. A growing body of research has made it increasingly apparent that ACEs are a critical public health issue that can have negative, lasting effects on health and […]

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