Adverse Childhood Events have lifelong impact

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous lifelong impact. We are reminded daily of the Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) happening to young children everywhere. ACEs include abuse, neglect, traumatic separation from parents, drug abuse and, domestic violence. ACEs are strongly related to the development and prevalence of a wide range of mental health and behavioral problems throughout a person’s lifespan, and also has intergenerational consequences.