Healthcare workers play an important role in preventing and mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as these traumatic experiences are linked to risky behaviors, poor adult health, opportunity costs, and early death.
As a dose-dependent risk factor, the more ACEs an individual experiences in childhood, the higher risk they have of experiencing poor mental health outcomes, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse; developing physical health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, bone fractures, chronic lung or liver diseases, diabetes, and stroke; or passing away at an earlier age.
Through awareness, education, directed screenings, referrals, and support, healthcare workers can help minimize the health effects of ACEs and promote resiliency.
Resilient Chattahoochee Valley invites all healthcare workers to learn more about ACEs, trauma, and resiliency through the educational paths below! Resilient Chattahoochee Valley’s Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences: Healthcare path is a great place to build your foundational knowledge on these topics. After building this foundation, explore the other training paths offered by Resilient Chattahoochee Valley to expand your awareness!
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