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, theimpact they have on health, and what can be done to overcome them.
Colleen M. Bridger, PhD, MPH Director City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District