Focusing on the Smaller Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Overlooked Importance of Aces.

@article{Christakis2016FocusingOT,
  title={Focusing on the Smaller Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Overlooked Importance of Aces.},
  author={Dimitri Christakis},
  journal={JAMA pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={170 8},
  pages={
          725-6
        }
}
At the turn of the 19th century, Wordsworth succinctly articulated what many developmental psychologists have gone on to prove. Our childhood determines what kind of person we become. His idyllic vision of childhood was bucolic frolicking in the hills of Tintern abbey. But the reality for many children is quite different: Abuse, neglect, parental substance abuse, and divorce are part of many children’s early experiences, enough so that we have developed an acronym for them. Adverse Childhood… CONTINUE READING
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