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Beyond ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
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Beyond ACEFrom the National Crittenton Foundation this recorded webinar, Beyond ACE, reviews the top findings from the 2014 ACEs survey at 18 Crittenton agencies in 16 states. The webinar covers the use of well-being questions in domains of connection, coping and stress and focuses on a two-generation strategy. The ACEs survey is based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study - one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.

Top findings include:

  • Girls’ ACE scores are higher than boys’ and there are differences in prevalence of individual ACEs.
  • Females who have a high number of placements and have been trafficked for sex have very high ACE scores.
  • ACES are prevalent for girls across all racial and ethnic groups.
  • Children of parents with high ACEs experience adversity at young ages.

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Posted Tue, Mar 8 2016 7:00 AM by Susan Powell


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