Adverse Childhood Experiences


Kaiser Permanente Investing Millions to Advance Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Last week Kaiser Permanente announced it would invest $2.75 million in research to mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences. Kaiser Permanente conducted the original study with the Centers for Disease Control and those findings were published in 1998 linking childhood trauma and poor health outcomes later in life dubbed adverse childhood experiences, commonly referred to as ACEs.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #10: Supporting Prevention, Assessing Childhood Trauma

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.


Center for Youth Wellness Seeks Toxic Stress Expert to Lead Science Department

The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), a San Francisco-based organization focused on addressing toxic stress and the study of adverse childhood experiences, is looking to add a vice president of applied and translational science.


Report: Five States Where Kids Suffer High Rates of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Five states – Arizona, Arkansas, Montana, New Mexico and Ohio – hold the dubious distinction of leading the country in the percentage of children burdened with three or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), between birth and age 17, according to a recent Child Trends report.

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Oprah Putting Trauma-Informed Care, and Bruce Perry, Front and Center

This week’s episode of 60 Minutes will feature a segment by Oprah Winfrey on childhood trauma, specifically looking at how adverse childhood experiences early in life can lead to physical and mental challenges later in life.


Brief Aims to Better Understand How Positive Factors Change Child Trauma

According to a leading group of children’s advocates, it’s not enough to just study the impact of childhood trauma and how we can lessen its toll on children and adults later in life.


    Providers Hope Trauma Legislation Will Help Native Children in Foster Care

    Recent federal legislation put forward by senators Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) proposes to address the issue of childhood trauma through the creation of a federal trauma task force.


    Child Trauma Advocates Grapple with Historical Trauma

    For a growing number of educators, researchers and advocates, helping children and families heal from child trauma means talking about a subject that makes many Americans uncomfortable: racism. In recent years, the idea of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has gained traction in child-serving organizations as a way to understand behavioral issues and poor health outcomes faced by children with traumatic life experiences, such as abuse, neglect or household dysfunction, like having an incarcerated parent.


    Nadine Burke Harris Carries Message about Child Trauma to White House and Back

    The efforts of pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris to address of trauma experienced early in life have vaulted her to national attention. In September, Burke Harris earned recognition from the Heinz Foundation for her work to establish a system to screen and treat children who are dealing with toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, poverty and violence.