Check out our newest caregiving video blog series, ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences: Recognizing and Minimizing their Impact on Children and Adults,’ where we focus on audiences with special healthcare needs and provide information from experts in the field.
ACEs affect all sectors of the American population. Children who experience ACEs are at a much greater risk for:
- Exhibiting learning or behavior problems in school.
- Having difficulty forming healthy relationships with peers and adults.
- Engaging in high risk behavior, including drug and alcohol abuse and early sexual behavior (ACE Study, 2012).
Research has shown that trauma-informed interventions targeting service providers who work in youth-oriented fields, are simple to implement and very effective in creating positive change in the lives of youth living with ACEs.
Laurie Naumann, B.A. and Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide information on ACEs and their related behavior issues, and will equip you with simple, but effective tools to minimize the impact of ACEs on children.
Watch and listen below to learn more.
This is part one of a four-part series, so be sure to check out the next installment in July 2017!
The following resources were referenced in the video:
- Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley – http://families.tamu.edu
- ACEs too High – https://acestoohigh.com/
- ACEs too High Survey – https://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 16, 2017.