ACEs affect all sectors of the American population. Children who experience ACEs are at a much greater risk for:
- Exhibiting learning or behavior problems in school.
- Having difficulty forming healthy relationships with peers and adults.
- Engaging in high risk behavior, including drug and alcohol abuse and early sexual behavior (ACE Study, 2012).
Research has shown that trauma-informed interventions targeting service providers who work in youth-oriented fields, are simple to implement and very effective in creating positive change in the lives of youth living with ACEs.
Check out our newest caregiving video blog series, ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences: Recognizing and Minimizing their Impact on Children and Adults,’ where we focus on audiences with special healthcare needs and provide information from experts in the field.
Laurie Naumann, B.A. and Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceequip you with simple, but effective tools to minimize the impact of ACEs on children by exploring ACEs and their related behavior issues.
Watch below to learn more.
This is part one of a multi-part series.
The following resources are referenced in the video:
- Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley – families.tamu.edu
- ACEs too High – acestoohigh.com
- ACEs too High Survey – acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention-
This MFLN-Military Caregiving blog post was published on June 16, 2017.