ACEs 101 presenters
Alex Chamtcheu Alex.Chamtcheu@EssentiaHealth.org and
Stacy Raiden O’Brien Stacy.Raidenobrien@EssentiaHealth.org
September 26, 2018, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Lower Level, Thabes 1
The ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experience), which was conducted in the 1990s, confirmed with scientific evidence that childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on lifelong health, mental and emotional wellbeing, and behavioral problems. The ACE study and other research using the study’s framework have taught us that ACEs are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation and the most powerful determinant of the public’s health. Through understanding historical and family contexts of how ACEs cycles get perpetuated, and focusing on our own personal wellbeing and resilience building, we can change the trajectory of our own lives, as well as those of our future children, grandchildren, and those with whom we share our lives.
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