Is Childhood Trauma a Public Health Crisis?

We continue to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact they have on individual’s long-term health. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association supports earlier research that shows the effects of childhood trauma are linked to mental illness and addiction in childhood.

The study also suggests that one way to address ACEs is to approach childhood trauma as a public health crisis – much like we do outbreaks of the flu – instead of limiting treatment to individuals.

Learn more about the study