New Report: What impacts do Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have on Colorado’s future?
The Council for A Strong America, a bipartisan nonprofit organization with leaders in Colorado, released a report earlier this week to assess the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on productivity, crime and military eligibility in our state. New research during the past few years has shown that adverse childhood experiences (such as child abuse and neglect) disrupt children’s development, both physically and mentally and put children at a higher risk of chronic disease, depression and other ailments later in life.
Adverse childhood experiences affect a significant portion of Coloradans; 62 percent of Colorado adults report at least one adverse experience in childhood. The report sheds light on how Coloradans can build safer communities with early interventions to address root causes of crime and health issues such as ACEs. Read the full report here.