Trauma in early childhood boosts the risk of teen obesity, study says

Orginally published by Philly.com Teenagers who have suffered adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — such as physical or emotional abuse, or having a parent who is incarcerated or addicted to drugs or alcohol — are at greater risk of being overweight or obese, according to a new study. In fact, the study found that the more kinds […]

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MICHIGAN ACE INITIATIVE: WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY

All too often new initiatives—particularly those funded by grant or foundation dollars—shut down when funding ceases. That will not be the case for the Michigan ACE Initiative. In fact, the Michigan ACE Initiative will continue—and actually increase its presence and focus—as we address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Michigan in 2019 and beyond. Our grant […]

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Helping the children

Originally published by The Herald Palladium Kaitlin Sieber’s mother recognized early on that she had a heart for children, but knew where to draw boundaries. Sieber, 33, was in the eighth grade when her family was contemplating adopting four children whose foster parents they’d been helping. Sieber said that, as much as she cared for the children, […]

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Can people be saved from a terrible childhood?

Originally published by The Gardian When Sabrina Bugget-Kellum walked into a neighbourhood clinic in New York for a routine appointment in in 2016, she was desperate. Her son was in prison. She was trying to look after his two young children, who were aged one and two. Their mother was emotionally unstable. Bugget-Kellum did not want […]

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Resources on Trauma and ACES

‘Tis a season for study releases, and there are some below that are particularly interesting. But, before you get traumatized by even more info on trauma, get outside, take a deep breath, spend time with people you love! 1)  Don’t miss this fascinating 10/10/18 release: a compilation of maps and charts on Childhood Adversity and […]

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