Nobody should have to go through that. Thank you for your comment Teresa. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. She married a man who abused her repeatedly and tried to kill her. The physician, chief of Kaiser Permanente’s revolutionary Department of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, CA, couldn’t figure out why, each year for the last five. Even my breath can hold me hostage. | Steven Barnes, Pingback: Most Californians have experienced childhood trauma; early adversity a direct link to adult onset of chronic disease, depression, violence « ACEs Too High, Pingback: Alberta Family Wellness Initiative changes minds by informing Canadians about effects of toxic stress on kids’ brains « ACEs Too High, Pingback: Maine Resilience Building Network changes how people think about childhood trauma « ACEs Too High, Pingback: Three brothers, three paths out of foster care « ACEs Too High, Pingback: Children’s Resilience Initiative in Walla Walla, WA, draws spotlight to trauma-sensitive school • SJS, Pingback: RT @Rich_Stewart1: Chimacum is fortunate to be par… | EducatorAl's Tweets, Pingback: From Hope to Resilience trauma sensitive curriculum | American Mothers of Lost Children, Pingback: Children’s Resilience Initiative in Walla Walla, WA, draws spotlight to trauma-sensitive school « ACEs Too High, Pingback: Childhood Trauma and the NFL | American Mothers of Lost Children, Pingback: Four Things the NFL Can Do to Stop Abuse and Keep Players on the Field – Huffington Post | Latest News Portal Info, Pingback: Four Things the NFL Can Do to Stop Abuse and Keep Players on the Field | Four Things the NFL Can Do to Stop Abuse and Keep Players on the Field | Social Dashboard, Pingback: How the NFL can stop abuse AND keep its players on the field • SJS, Pingback: How the NFL can stop abuse and keep its players on the field « ACEs Too High, Pingback: Trauma-informed judges take gentler approach, administer problem-solving justice to stop cycle of ACEs « ACEs Too High. International Programming In two waves, Felitti and Anda asked 26,000 people who came through the department “if they would be interested in helping us understand how childhood events might affect adult health,” says Felitti. But they become toxic when they’re turned on for too long. On behalf of the medical community, I hereby apologize to our populace for Pingback: Healing: as within, so without | Pheonic Chicken Mystery School, Pingback: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — the largest, most important public health study you never heard of — began in an obesity clinic | Pheonic Chicken Mystery School, Pingback: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner: “I believe ACE scores should become a vital sign, as important as height, weight, and blood pressure.” « ACEs Too High, Pingback: San Francisco's El Dorado Elementary uses trauma-informed & restorative practices; suspensions drop 89% • Social Justice Solutions, Pingback: San Francisco’s El Dorado Elementary uses trauma-informed & restorative practices; suspensions drop 89% « ACEs Too High, Pingback: Georgia juvenile court judge galvanizes statewide child trauma initiatives • Social Justice Solutions. •       $32,648 in childhood health care costs, •       $7,999 in special education costs. A very important study. He noticed that depression and hopelessness weren’t random. HI Jules: Just read your message. The term was originally developed in the US for the Adverse Childhood Experiences survey which found that as the number of ACEs increased in the population studied, so did the risk of experiencing a range of health conditions in adulthood. “Instead of asking, “How old were you when you were first sexually active,” I asked, “How much did you weigh when you were first sexually active?’ The patient, a woman, answered, ‘Forty pounds.’”, He didn’t understand what he was hearing. Baltusrol in New Jersey, host to seven US Opens, has given up six aces. I have reached 52 and struggled all my life thinking I was just crazy, had adhd, thought I was weak as I was unable to say ‘NO’ to pretty much anything and agree to pretty much anything if I think it will please people.