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Blog Article Mentions Ace Study

A really good article at"How Stress Is Really Hurting Our Kids"--mentions the ACE study. You can check it out here:

My Interest in ACES

During my practice years of 1984 - 2009 I conducted detailed interviews with over 7000 people suffering from medically unexplained symptoms.  In over 4000 of these the cause of the illness was linked to ACEs and I developed techniques for...

New members....what next?

Thanks to Vincent Felitti sending out invitations, the ACEs Too High Network now has 41 members from across the globe.  So, now that you've joined, what's next? A few suggestions:  Go to "My Page", click on "blog post" and introduce...


I am  a retired consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry,  who has mainly worked on the detection of violence/neglect at a prenatal time for preventing neonaticide, abandonment of children on a public place and the repetition of...

Pediatrics academy tells baby docs: Your new job is to reduce toxic stress

[This is cross-posted from] According to research of the last 15 years, there's no doubt now that toxic stress on the brains of babies and children causes short-term harm and long-term health consequences. So, it's not a big surprise that  the American Academy of Pediatrics  issued a policy statement. What's significant is the advice: Radically change how you do your job and take new approaches to protect those fragile developing brains. The report advised...

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Only Genuine Compassion Will Do (

It’s not enough to simply to believe compassion is important. We must transform our thoughts and behaviour on a daily basis to cultivate compassion without attachment. Before we can generate compassion and love, it is important to have a clear understanding of what we understand compassion and love to be. In simple terms, compassion and love can be defined as positive thoughts and feelings that give rise to such essential things in life as hope, courage, determination, and inner strength.

62% of Washington State residents have had a least one ACE!

I just received a copy of Dr. Anda's most recent report "Adverse Childhood Experiences & Population Health in Washington: The Face of a Chronic Public Health Disaster" Results from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveilance System, July 2, 2010. The most striking statistic from the original study at Kaiser with 51% of the participants reporting one ACE is the increase to the Washington State statistic of 62%. Those of us who are working with young children in Washington State are seeing...

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