The #ChildrenCanThrive campaign seeks to transform our response to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long term effects.
WHAT ARE ACEs?ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, are traumatic experiences that can have a profound effect on a child’s developing brain and body with lasting impacts on a person’s health hroughout their lifespan. There are ten recognized ACEs which fall into three types—abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction.
The three types of ACEs include:
HOW CAN WE HELP CHILDREN THRIVE?
We have an opportunity to find out what’s happening with our children and to intervene to get children the help they need to heal.
The best way to find out what's happening with our children is simply to ask questions — and the best place to ask is in the pediatric office. That’s the one place where nearly every child goes for medical attention, and pediatricians have a long history of screening their patients for conditions that can impact their health.