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The effect of patient evaluations for ACEs on doctor visits
From a webinar by the Academy on Violence and Abus
Integrating ACE questions for health check-ups led to a 35% reduction in doctor visits and 11% reduction in A+E visits. That has a multi-billion dollar implications for the cost of medical care.
The mental health benefits of prayer
From an article by the CPTSD Foundation
Prayer plays a significant role in helping those who have experienced trauma and live with mental health consequences. It is a vital way many people use to cope with everyday life and trauma history.
Positive childhood experiences have greater impact than the bad
From an article by Contemporary Pediatrics
"13% of adults with high levels of PCEs went on to experience depression and/or poor mental health as an adult. But the rate was 48% for those with fewer than 3 PCEs."
The vulnerability problem of the bully
From research by The Neufeld Institute
Bullies lack ability to care because to care sets them up to get hurt too much - they are wounded individuals and have hardened hearts. How do we restore emotional norms?
Does childhood trauma affect our relationship with God?
From a research study published in the Internation
The victims’ sense of being loved, accepted by God can be disrupted leading to difficulty in believing in God’s love. They may question God’s power and justice. Underreport God as absolute or just.
Low-level, poorly resolved conflict between parents affects children's mental health
From an article on Child and Family blog
Damage is done not by a few instances, but by chronic interactions. Children become more sensitive to episodes which are exhausting emotionally and increase insecurity.
Whole people - healing communities
From a video on PBS
Trauma interrupts normal child development and exacts deep costs, to both the individual and the community. Here is a story of one neighbourhood working to change its destiny..
Adversity in childhood is linked to mental and physical health throughout life
From a study in The BMJ
There are behavioural, emotional, neurobiological and physical consequences affecting cardiovascular, immune, metabolic and brain health.
From a track by Z317 Music
A person who speaks words that build up and encourage is a tree of life, but a person who speaks words that overwhelm and depress crushes the spirit. In other words, kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim. Prov 15v4 MSG
Why 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)?
From a blog by ACEs Connection
The ACE Study revealed certain things we've been taught not to see, speak about, ask questions about. When these are explored, one finds high prevalence, relationships to major public health problems and to life expectancy.
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Online - Enabling Equity in Education: Strategies to remove the effect of racism
Participants will have an opportunity to hear from three inspiring practitioners who are committed to raising awareness of the impacts of the adverse childhood experience (ACE) of racism upon children and young people in educational settings.
We will be able to reflect upon our experiences in education, our perceptions and preconceptions and the ways we relate to one another. The connection between ACEs, racism and the 4 As of education: Attachment, Attendance, Attainment and Affiliation will also be addressed as well as practical trauma-informed and antiracist steps to create positive changes.
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