Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is a pathway to community success
Dr. Chris Blodgett
Thursday, April 13, 2017
“For many, childhood is not easy,” says Blodgett. “We know that significant struggles occur for as many as on-in-four children in our communities. Unaddressed, these struggles can put brain development at risk and contribute to a lifetime of social, employment, and health problems.”
But for Blodgett, understanding adversity is not the end of the story. “I want to focus on what we know can help reduce this risk and cost to our communities.” In his talk, Blodgett outlined findings from his research on the community impact of adverse childhood experiences and explored ways in which communities can respond to address and mitigate the impact of adversity.