For this discussion board, we’re doing to delve deeper into ACEs (adverse childhood experiences). The experiences discussed in ACEs are difficult including violence and abuse. I want to give a content warning for this topic. Give yourself space to complete the assignment and let me know if you have any concerns. ACEs are critical to be aware of due to their significant impact on health outcomes and their pervasiveness.
Make sure you’ve read the assigned chapters and review the following resources and answer the questions below:
Infographic -https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/images/infographic/dvp-ACEsInfographicData.jpgLinks to an external site.
CDC ACEsLinks to an external site.
TED Talk – How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a LifetimeLinks to an external site.
OPTIONAL – If you are curious and want to take the ACEs quiz, use this link https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-meanLinks to an external site.
1) What stands out to you about the ACEs research? 2) How would you describe ACEs to a friend or peer?3) What reactions did you have when you heard about the ACEs findings?4) How does this research impact you as an individual, future public health professional, and/or community member?5) How do these findings relate to anything you have discovered or noticed in your own community?6) What opportunities do you see for using The ACE Study to effect change? What could we be doing to better respond to the ACEs research? (consider public policy, community interventions, as well us as individuals)7) What is one way you as an individual could address ACEs in your community)?8) Linking to what you’ve learned from your text and/or other resources, what do you feel is an effective approach toward addressing ACEs and their impact? (you can address prevention among children and adolescents or you can consider addressing the outcomes of ACEs among adults & what may help attenuate their long-term impact)9) What, if anything, is missing from the conversation about ACEs? What questions do you still have about the ACEs research?
As you answer these questions, make sure to reference your text where relevant.
(questions adapted from Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee)