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Adverse Childhood Experiences

It's Not in Your Head, It's in Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The 1998 study known as the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study clearly shows with a gigantic amount of evidence that our life stories matter a great deal to our health.

David Freeman

Shocking Food Addiction Study Points Finger At Sexual Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

What makes people fat? All sorts of things have been blamed, from too much eating and too little exercise to slow metabolisms and fast food—even air...

With Thousands of Schools Curbing Suspensions, There's No Excuse for the Growing Discipline Gap

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

More than 23,000 schools out of 132,000 nationwide have or are discarding a highly punitive approach to school discipline in favor of supportive, compassionate and solution-oriented methods. Those that take the slow-but-steady road can see a 20 percent to 40 percent drop in suspensions.

Teen Moms, Young Moms Endure Alarmingly-High Levels of Childhood Trauma, Crittenton Study Finds (Part Two)

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

The good news is that services provided by organizations such as Crittenton can help people turn their lives around and interrupt the cycle of parents passing on their high ACE scores to their children.

Teen Moms, Young Moms Endure Alarmingly-High Levels of Childhood Trauma, Crittenton Study Finds

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Some alarming data from a recent pilot study of Crittenton clients show that, compared with a general population, teen and young mothers suffer up to seven times the levels of child abuse and other maltreatment. This explains why they become addicted, pregnant or drop out of school.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of, Part Three

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

Flight, fight or freeze hormones work really well to help us accelerate when we're being chased by a vicious dog with big teeth, fight when we're cornered, or turn to stone and stop breathing to escape detection by a predator. But they become toxic when they're turned on for too long.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of, Part Two

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

If you were Dr. Vincent Felitti, chief of Kaiser Permanente's revolutionary Department of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, CA, whom would you pick as your first audience to reveal your stunning findings that many morbidly obese people in an obesity clinic had been sexually abused during their childhood?

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

The ACE Study -- probably the most important public health study you never heard of -- emerged from an obesity clinic on a quiet street in San Diego.