Voices Set Free

Freeing The Voices Of Those Living With Childhood Domestic Violence

Published on Nov 8, 2015 - A University of Utah Healthi4u video competition

Scott Henderson - The Adverse Childhood Experience Study

Since 2009, a total 32 states plus the District of Columbia have included ACE questions for at least one year on their survey.

See the CDC study results infographic.

Published on Mar 6, 2015 -TEDxPodgorica

Benjamin Perks -  How Do We Stop Childhood Adversity from Becoming a Life Sentence.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse childhood experiences are physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect as well as witnessing family violence, addiction or mental health episodes in the household. Firstly, new evidence on the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences will be presented-to give a sense of the magnitude of the problem. Secondly, research will be presented which demonstrates a direct link between the level of adversity in childhood and worse outcomes in adulthood in health, addiction, imprisonment, education and life success and new evidence from the field of neuroscience which explains this link. Thirdly ways to prevent and respond to childhood adversity and support victims will be presented, including integrated child protection systems, better equipped education systems and breaking the public taboo on the theme.