From NPR: “Childhood trauma causes serious health repercussions throughout life and is a public health issue that calls for concerted prevention efforts. That’s the takeaway of a report published Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One in six people across the United States has experienced four or more kinds of adverse childhood experiences, according to the report.
That’s why it’s important to prevent adverse childhood experiences and lessen their impact on individuals, said the CDC’s principal deputy director, Dr. Anne Schuchat, at a teleconference Tuesday. ‘Preventing ACEs can help children and adults thrive and has the potential to substantially lower the risk for conditions like asthma, cancer, depressive disorder and diabetes,’ she said.
The new report presents the CDC’s first estimate of how many Americans are affected by adverse childhood experiences, as well as the potential benefits of preventing these kinds of traumas.”