Written by Kelly McPherson
In one of our previous blog posts, we discussed what ACEs were and talked about the general impact of ACEs on children. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of ACEs in more detail.
As the number of ACEs increase for a child, so does the risk for outcomes for the child like risky health behaviors, chronic conditions, low life potential, and early death. Specifically, ACEs are associated with increases in:
-Low graduation rates
-Low academic achievement
-Lost time from work.
The association between ACEs and these negative outcomes is exactly WHY we need to develop parenting plans for children to minimize exposure to ACEs.
**For more information on impacts of ACEs, check out: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/consequences.html
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