Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
 

Adverse Childhood Experiences have been linked to

  • risky health behaviors,

  • chronic health conditions,

  • low life potential, and

  • early death.

As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes.

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ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs)

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