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The Power of Preventing ACEs
March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as child abuse and neglect, can lead to negative psychological, social and physical outcomes later in life – and can even affect future generations. New and exacerbated stressors during the pandemic underscore concern for the risks and long-term health effects of ACEs, particularly for groups already disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Certain interventions can help mitigate negative outcomes from ACEs and prevent them from occurring in the first place. This presentation will provide an overview of ACEs, including considerations during the pandemic, and examples of policies and practices to prevent them and reduce their harmful effects.