This fascinating piece of research, called the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE) though not new, was put together to explore associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.
It is one of the largest studies of its kind and is a collaboration between the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego.
According to the research, certain experiences are major risk factors for leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life in the United States.
The very thorough stats can be accessed here and they are divided and subdivided for various categories and demographics.
Particularly helpful is the Related Links page which holds a great deal of information on child welfare and family related research and support information.
The CDC website itself is a huge resource and well worth exploring…
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