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Women Who Faced Trauma: ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and Resiliency
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Women Who Faced Trauma: ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and Resiliency

The Institute for the Advancement of Women's Health (IAWH) hosted the discussion, "Resilience: Rebounding from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)", presented by Michelle Hoersch, M.S., on June 20, 2020. From experiences to hope, IAWH explored this topic from the perspective of women’s health. It is important that we pause and say that a women’s adverse childhood experiences do not have to be repeated by children in their care - start by telling your health provider that you want to find a specialist in the area of trauma-informed care”. More on ACEs Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Several examples of ACEs include experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect, witnessing violence in the home or community, or having a family member attempt or die by suicide. ACEs also include any aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability and bonding such as: • growing up in a household with substance misuse, mental health problems, and instability due to parental separation, or • household members being in jail or prison All are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. This presentation discusses the impact of trauma and violence in living healthy lives, presents the correlation to race gaps in COVID-19 death rates and to the leading causes of death, an in-depth overview of the ACEs epidemic in the United States, and the path toward resiliency that includes the practice of trauma-informed care. Sign up here - https://bit.ly/2YZqZlo - to be the first to learn about how to share your health story, participate in focus groups, small and large discussion groups, symposia, and workshops, and receive news and information about health topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences, Anxiety, Depression, and Panic Disorders, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Overweight/Obesity, HIV/AIDS, Intimate Partner Violence and Trauma, Uterine, Cervical, and Breast Cancers.