10 Things to Know about Adverse Childhood Experiences

Series: Live Smart Texas

Speaker: Colleen M. Bridger, PhD, MPH
Length: 1:00:20 minutes

Childhood trauma is a critical public health issue. Referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ACEs are stressful and traumatic events, such as abuse or neglect, that have been linked to poor life-long health outcomes. As the number of ACEs increases, so does the likelihood for developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer as well as risky health behaviors; low life potential; and, early death. During this presentation, attendees will be introduced to ACE’s, the impact they have on health, and what can be done to overcome them.

Presented by:

Colleen M. Bridger, PhD, MPH
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

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