The Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Later-Life Health
How Do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Health in Adults?
Who Is Affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences?
Overcoming the Physical Health Risks Associated with Childhood Trauma
What Is an ACE Score?
- Secondary prevention is the stage where teaching resilience and addressing potential risks can help adults who have not yet developed serious health conditions. The report on the health effects of ACEs in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners recommends practicing mindfulness through activities such as meditation and yoga, as well as therapy when needed.
- Tertiary prevention is the stage where a health condition has emerged and treatment is needed. In addition to medical interventions, individuals with chronic diseases can improve their outcomes through participating in support groups.
Public Health Resources for Adults with ACEs
- American Lung Association – Finding COPD Support
- American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association – Resources
- American Heart Association – Healthy Living
- American Diabetes Association – Living with Diabetes
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection – Recovery Support Groups
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Self-Help and Peer Support
- Peace Over Violence – Support Groups for Survivors of Violence