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Preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) : leveraging the best available evidence Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contributor(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Atlanta, GA : National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019Description: electronic document (40 pages) ; PDF file.Subject(s): ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES | INTERVENTION | PREVENTION | UNITED STATESOnline resources: Click here to access online | ACE study website Summary: ACEs are a serious public health problem with far-reaching consequences across the lifespan. They are also preventable. The strategies outlined here, drawn from the CDC Technical Packages to Prevent Violence, are intended to change norms, environments, and behaviors in ways that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of ACEs. To maximize impact, these strategies and approaches are intended to be used in combination as part of a comprehensive effort to help ensure that all children have safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments in which to thrive and achieve lifelong health and success. The hope is that multiple sectors, such as public health, health care, education, public safety, justice, social services, and business will use this information as a guide and join CDC in efforts to prevent ACEs. (From the Conclusion). Record #6413
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ACEs are a serious public health problem with far-reaching consequences across the lifespan. They are also
preventable. The strategies outlined here, drawn from the CDC Technical Packages to Prevent Violence, are intended to
change norms, environments, and behaviors in ways that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well
as to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of ACEs. To maximize impact, these strategies and approaches are
intended to be used in combination as part of a comprehensive effort to help ensure that all children have safe, stable,
nurturing relationships and environments in which to thrive and achieve lifelong health and success. The hope is that
multiple sectors, such as public health, health care, education, public safety, justice, social services, and business will
use this information as a guide and join CDC in efforts to prevent ACEs. (From the Conclusion). Record #6413

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