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So what are ACES and why should you care?

Adverse Childhood Experiences

The recent headline of the article posted in The Guardian stated How childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life.”

Anyone who has experienced childhood abuse and neglect might want to know how it can effect them later on in life. The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study2 was one of the largest examinations on child abuse and neglect. It focused on the long-term effects of child abuse and neglect on a person’s health and well-being when they are adults. I have talked about it in my book My Courage to Tell, and think that this important for people to know.

I am grateful that the @7030Campaign has supported me and have posted My Courage to Tell on their Web site. They have illustrated ACES quite beautifully.

Below you can take the ACES test.


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