October 17, 2023 / 6:00PM-8:00PM

Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences:

Adverse Childhood Experiences can have long-term impacts into adulthood. Effects can be experienced on physical health, mental well-being, as well as educational and job opportunities. ACEs impacts can include:

Increased risk of injury, sexually transmitted infections, maternal and child health problems (including teen pregnancy, pregnancy complications, and fetal death), and involvement in sex trafficking.

Increased risk of a wide range of chronic diseases and leading causes of death such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and suicide.

Toxic stress from ACEs can negatively affect children’s brain development, immune systems, and stress-response systems, changing children’s attention, decision-making, and learning skills.

Toxic stress in childhood may lead to difficulty forming healthy and stable relationships, and struggles with finances, jobs, and depression throughout life.