An estimated 34.8 million children and their families across the United States are impacted by traumatic events known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which include abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, divorce, unstable housing, and domestic violence. This impacts 25,000 of our neighbors and community in San Francisco. A new report from the Center for Disease Control confirms the finding that Americans who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, were at higher risk of dying from 5 of the top 10 leading causes of death.

Center for Youth Wellness' goal is to open the door to healing by supporting pediatricians to include ACE screening and treatment as a regular part of well-child visits, educating parents, caregivers, and policymakers, and raising national awareness about ACEs and toxic stress.

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An estimated 34.8 million children and their families across the United States are impacted by traumatic events known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which include abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, divorce, unstable housing, and domestic violence. This impacts 25,000 of our neighbors and community in San Francisco. A new report from the Center for Disease Control confirms the finding that Americans who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, were at higher risk of dying from 5 of the top 10 leading causes of death.

Center for Youth Wellness' goal is to open the door to healing by supporting pediatricians to include ACE screening and treatment as a regular part of well-child visits, educating parents, caregivers, and policymakers, and raising national awareness about ACEs and toxic stress.