The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) is a research study conducted by the American health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Early childhood trauma generally refers to the traumatic experiences that occur to children aged 0-6. These traumas can be the result of intentional violence—such as child physical or sexual abuse, or domestic violence—or the result of natural disaster, accidents, or war.
An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems.
Used to identify childhood instances of abuse and neglect. The study has demonstrated an association of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with health and social problems as an adult. The study is frequently cited as a notable landmark in epidemiological research, and has produced more than 50 scientific articles and more than 100 conference and workshop presentations that look at the prevalence and consequences of ACEs.[non-primary source needed]
- Adverse childhood experiences are common. For example, 28% of study participants reported physical abuse and 21% reported sexual abuse. Many also reported experiencing a divorce or parental separation, or having a parent with a mental and/or substance use disorder.
*As knowledge about the prevalence and consequences of adverse childhood experiences increases, trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on the research is being implemented in communities, education, public health departments, social services, faith-based organizations and criminal justice. A few states are considering legislation.
The Anne Marie Project recognizes the need for adults/teachers/parents to be educated so as to better serve our children.
Bullying play another role in childhood drama experiences. In many cases the person being bullied has a hard time engaging in activities and communication in general. Bullying can leave a lasting impact on victims. They often experience anxiety, fear, nightmares, sleeplessness, depression and a host of other symptoms. … In fact, recent research has shown that there is a direct link between bullying and PTSD. PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that occurs after a trauma like bullying.
- Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
- 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
- Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
- Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
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