I don't know if you have heard of the ACE Study. I found it when I was writing One Small Sacrifice. I have tons of these issues, even now. And I cut most of my remarks about the study in my memoir (too long) and now I think that was a mistake.
Childhood Trauma is toxic and can kill us? (What is an adoptee's experience?)
Poverty kills, too.
Food scarcity kills, too.
Violence kills, too, right?
That is life on the rez, right?
We are in crisis!
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences and trauma are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
ACEs can be prevented. Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community. HERE
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