Findings also showed that a higher prevalence of aces had a higher likelihood of subsequent risky & damaging behaviours including;
Ultimately ACEs resulted in diminished life chances. They reduced life expectancy by up to 20 years for the cohort. The study’s group were relatively well educated yet this did not protect them from the adverse outcomes of their childhood experiences.
In Professional Settings
ACEs have been widely recognised as an opportunity to target early interventions for children and families – allowing resources to be focussed on reducing adverse childhood experiences and mitigating their impact.
Settings can play an important role in this by;
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They contain signposting to trusted sources of helpful evidence, guidance and support to help professionals embed prevention in their everyday practice.
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