According to November 5, 2019 press release, a first-ever Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) analysis provides comprehensive estimates of the potential to improve Americans’ health by preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can include experiencing abuse, witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, and having a parent in jail. Exposure to ACEs can result in extreme or repetitive toxic stress responses that can cause both immediate and long-term physical and emotional harms. At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with ACEs. Preventing ACEs could potentially reduce chronic diseases, risky health behaviors, and socioeconomic challenges later in life. Want to do more to help prevent ACE’s? Click HERE to learn about our comprehensive Safe-Wise Child Abuse Prevention Program designed to assist you in developing strategies that help protect children, staff, your organization and your community.