Strengthen families, prevent childhood trauma, and prepare children for a lifetime of well-being.
Childhood trauma is everyone’s trauma. Childhood trauma and adversity are the root cause of the most urgent and costly problems that plague our children, families, and community.
Over two-thirds of children in the United States are exposed to some form of toxic stress, including domestic or community violence, abuse, neglect, and racism. Children who experience early adversity carry the impact long into adulthood. Adverse Childhood Experiences lead to an increased risk of: academic difficulties, criminal justice involvement, substance abuse, suicide, homelessness, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other physical and mental health challenges.
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