- ACEs are quite common, even among a middle-class population
- More than two-thirds of the population report experiencing one ACE, and nearly a quarter have experienced three or more.
- There is a powerful, persistent correlation between the more ACEs experienced and the greater the chance of poor outcomes later in life
- Dramatic increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, substance abuse, smoking, poor academic achievement, time out of work, and early death.
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Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, 2020
Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Vincent J Felitti MD, FACPRobert F Anda MD, MS, 1998
Pediatrics and Child Health;The Social Determinants of Child Health, 2018
Neighborhood Wellness Foundation, grassroots observations and interactions, 2017-2021