How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

“The magnitude of this problem is so huge and the the complexity of dealing with it after the fact is so huge that realistically the only serious approach is going to have to involve primary prevention. No one knows how to do that, but it is the right question to focus on.”


The Adverse Childhood Study, ACES, found that survivors of childhood trauma are up to 5000% more likely to attempt suicide, have eating disorders or become IV drug users. Dr. Vincent Felitti, the study’s founder, details this remarkable and powerful connection.

Read about the Adverse Childhood Events Study and take the quiz to find out your score here.

Watch a five minute primer video on the ACE Study – an excellent teaching tool – here.

Watch Psychiatry Must Stop Ignoring Trauma, by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD, here.

Find national and international conscious parenting resources here.

Learn about our Evolved Nest, how we avoid ACES by providing appropriate, science-informed care for babies and children on Kindred and on the nonprofit initiative’s website.

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