From Prevent Child Abuse America --
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
This booklet details the results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, telling how experiences we have as children can profoundly affect who we become as adults. Describes the long-term physical and emotional effects of a variety of negative childhood experiences, such as undergoing psychological and physical abuse, being around criminal behavior, and having an abused mother. Tells readers what they can do to help children in their own families and throughout the community avoid adverse experiences. 16 pages, 5 1/2" x 8"