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March 12, 2020

Childhood Adversity Increases risk For Long-Term Health And Behavioral Issues

Source: Center for Youth Wellness | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 3/12/2020 –

Research shows that the adversity we experience as children can affect us into adulthood. Challenges children face in school, life – and ultimately with their health – are often the symptoms of ACEs and toxic stress.


The good news is, the earlier we can identify that a child is experiencing ACEs and toxic stress, the sooner children and families can be connected to the services they need to prevent or heal the effects.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) was a groundbreaking research study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It was the first large scale study to look at the relationship between ten categories of adversity in childhood and health outcomes in adulthood. Key findings, published in 1998, were:

Learn more about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study)!