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Trauma and ACEs: Grant shown to mitigate impact of childhood trauma

Trauma and ACEs: Grant shown to mitigate impact of childhood trauma

By Ben Chandler Traumatic events in children’s lives can create toxic stress that has a long-term impact on their health. Toxic stress—for example, strong, frequent and prolonged adversity such as abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness, or exposure to violence—is not something children just “get over” without support. Two decades of research

Foundation announces rural project to address childhood trauma

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announced a grant of up to $200,000 through 2020 to begin a rural program in Russell County and nine surrounding counties to help children and youth dealing with violence, addiction and other trauma known as ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Foundation awarded the grant to the Louisville-based Bounce Coalition,

Treating trauma: More integration needed between medical and behavioral health docs

  By Marissa Ghavami Had I walked through the doors of your practice a decade ago, and met you again today, I do not believe you would recognize me. The young woman with body aches, seizures, hair loss, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, cystic acne, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety, depression and suicidal idealization was a far cry

Adverse Childhood Experiences are common, are associated with health problems as an adult

During the last 20 years, research has shown that there is a direct correlation between childhood trauma and adult illness. This childhood trauma, called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), can cause academic and behavioral problems. It can also lead to an increased risk for heart disease, depression, cancer, diabetes, obesity and more, if left untreated. ACEs