The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that “childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue.”
We at Ptarmigan agree with this statement, and are committed to ending childhood maltreatment in the Mat-Su. Therefore, we work to educate our patients and staff about ACEs, we screen children for ACEs at well child visits, and we participate in resiliency initiatives like ROCK Mat-Su.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ACEs:
- Watch a TED Talk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
- If you are a healthcare provider, join us at our next Breakfast and Learn event: ACE Interface on October 31st