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Life course health consequences and associated annual costs of adverse childhood experiences across Europe and North America: a systematic review and meta-analysis (

To access The Lancet Public Health research, please click here. Background An increasing number of studies are identifying associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and ill health throughout the life course. We aimed to calculate the proportions of major risk factors for and causes of ill health that are attributable to one or multiple types of ACE and the associated financial costs. Methods In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched for studies in which risk...

Hundreds of people form human shield around library to block anti-LGBTQ+ protestors (

Counterprotesters wave a trans Pride flag outside the Cork City Library. Photo: Screenshot To read more of John Russell's article, please click here. Counterprotesters formed a human shield to prevent far-right demonstrators from shutting down a library in Cork, Ireland, over the weekend. On Saturday, approximately 300 people gathered outside the Cork City Library in a show of solidarity with library staff and to counter the nearby “Ireland Says No” rally, where 100 far-right demonstrators...

Healing the Wounds of Childhood: Embracing Self-Compassion and Finding Inner Peace

Childhood experiences shape our lives in ways we may not fully realise. The scars from those early years often remain hidden, silently dictating how we navigate relationships, attachment styles, and our ability to experience true security and contentment. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) leave a profound impact, yet many carry the coping mechanisms developed in survival mode into adulthood, never questioning their validity or realising they are now safe to let down their defenses.

Childhood Shadows: The Journey to Transformation and Healing

Childhood Shadows: The Journey to Transformation and Healing In our journey through life, many of us face trials and tribulations that leave us scarred and struggling. Trauma can manifest in numerous ways, often impairing our ability to live a happy, fulfilled life. However, it’s crucial to remember that healing is always within reach. Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences Beyond a shadow of a doubt, childhood experiences shape our adult lives. Unfortunately, Adverse...

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ACE's Approach to Community Development

Hi All, I have just recently become a member of the ACE's in Ireland group here online. I hope you will be patient with me as I navigate my way around the site as I am not very technical. I am delighted to have found this community and I look forward to learning from you all. I have recently taken up the role of community development officer in my community. The community has many social issues such as crime, poverty, high unemployment and a high rate of early school leavers and very low...Read More...
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