The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study assesses the effects of child abuse and related adverse childhood experiences as a public health problem and the results clearly show “Why Prevention Matters.” The study is an ongoing collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente. We examine if a history of ACEs is associated with poor childhood … Introduction. to learn about childhood trauma. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Am J Prev Med. 1998 May;14(4):245-58. doi: 10.1016/s0749-3797(98)00017-8. First, the study was conducted with a privileged population (white, middle-class individuals who had health insurance). The ACEs study continues to draw attention because of the high prevalence of adverse experiences. Whether parents’ ACE counts (an index of standard ACEs) confer intergenerational risk to their children’s behavioral health is unknown. There are interesting caveats often discussed amongst those interested in the study. Video Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) include stressful and potentially traumatic events associated with higher risk of long-term behavioral problems and chronic illnesses. Community factors that provide support, friendship and opportunities for development may build children’s resilience and protect them against some harmful impacts of ACEs. In 1998, Felitti and colleagues published the first study quantitatively linking adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), an array of psychological and physical traumas sustained in childhood, to higher rates of physical illnesses in adulthood—including cancer, heart disease, and depression. Making the Case: “The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: Child Abuse and Public Health” by Dr. Robert Anda The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study assesses the effects of child abuse and related adverse childhood experiences as a public health problem. BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) robustly predict future morbidity and mortality. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including maltreatment and exposure to household stressors can impact the health of children. Authors V J Felitti 1 , R F Anda, D Nordenberg, D F Williamson, A M Spitz, V Edwards, M P Koss, J S Marks. Researchers are just beginning to investigate intergenerational effects. We hypothesize there are intergenerational associations between parent ACE exposure and worse child health, health behaviors, and health care access and use. Introduction: A large body of evidence implicates adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as significant factors in shaping adult health outcomes. Read … Despite their wide-ranging impact on health, training on ACEs is lacking in most medical school curricula. 1 Even though Felitti et al. They focused on the eight major types that patients had mentioned so often in Felitti’soriginal study and whose individual consequences had been studied by other researchers ; and they later added emotional and physical neglect for a total of 10 types of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).