IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PROVIDERS: Understanding How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Patients’ Health Across the Lifespan

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, such as neglect and/or violence during childhood. ACEs are strongly related to brain development and a wide range of health problems throughout a person’s lifetime and may include, but are not limited to, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, living in poverty, death of a caregiver, exposure to discrimination, or living in a household with someone with mental illness, substance use disorder, or who has experienced incarceration. Read what ACEs research shows here.

last updated: December 20, 2022

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