Exploring The Effects Of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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Heard On The Morning Show
Children's books
Nick Amoscato (CC-BY)

New national data released by the Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) shows that traumatic experiences are widespread among U.S. youth. Nearly half of all U.S. children 17 and under have had at least one of nine adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) last year and more than 20 percent experienced two or more. Our guests explain the different types of adverse childhood experiences, how ACEs affect children’s health, families, and communities and the importance of a population-wide, multi-systems approach. We also discuss the number of youth in Wisconsin who have had adverse childhood experiences and what initiatives are in place to implement trauma-informed care within early care centers.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Nyajai Ellison Producer
  • First Lady Tonette Walker Guest
  • Elizabeth Hudson Guest