Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on both a person’s lifelong health & well being and future opportunities. Traumatic and negative events in ones childhood, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), have previously been described as, “the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today” (Dr. Robert Block).
ACEs include abuse (emotional, physical, sexual); neglect (emotional and physical) and household challenges, such as domestic violence, mental illness and substance misuse. 67% of the population has at least one ACE; one-eighth of the population has more than 4.
The 70/30 Campaign aims to reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by the year 2030 by increasing local and national demand for primary prevention (preventing child maltreatment from ever occurring) through the efforts of their dedicated Ambassador network.
The Campaign recently published their ACEs infographics to demonstrate 1. the potential impact of ACEs and 2. an effective, comprehensive and holistic approach to preventing ACEs.
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