Translating the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study into public policy: progress and possibility in Washington State.

@article{Kagi2012TranslatingTA,
  title={Translating the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study into public policy: progress and possibility in Washington State.},
  author={Ruth Kagi and Debbie Regala},
  journal={Journal of prevention & intervention in the community},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={271-7}
}
On June 15, 2011, Washington became the first state in the United States to enact legislation aimed at preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACE), reducing their prevalence, and mitigating their effects. House Bill 1965 (HB 1965) was established on the understanding among legislators and Washington communities of the need for policies aimed at preventing child abuse, promoting healthy development of children, and building community capacity to improve public health. Empirical examples of… CONTINUE READING