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ACE Study of Shasta County

Come hear SCCAR President Susan Wilson present the findings of the ACE Study of Shasta County on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the United Way Community Room just north of the Senior Center off Benton Dr., Redding CA.

Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACE’s are defined as stressful or traumatic experiences. ACEs may include abuse, neglect and a range of household dysfunction such as witnessing domestic violence, or growing up with substance abuse, mental illness, parental discord, or crime in the home. ACEs are strongly related to development and prevalence of a wide range of health problems, including substance abuse, throughout the lifespan.

“The ACE Study confirms with scientific evidence that adversity during the developmental years increases the risk of physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. The ACE Study and other research using the study’s framework have taught us that ACEs are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation and the most powerful determinant of the public’s health.”

“A study in Shasta County shows that this county has higher ACE scores than the rest of CA. The Public Health Dept is launching a project that will educate all of the public about this important study to help develop strategies to address that finding.” Susan Wilson

Join the Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect for a presentation and conversation about this important study.

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