Did you know that Divorce is an Adverse Childhood Experience?

Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, include things like physical and emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver mental illness, household violence and divorce.  The more ACEs a child experiences, the more likely he or she is – as an adult – to suffer from various health conditions, behavior issues, developmental delays, mental illness, poor academic achievement and substance abuse, to name a few. The higher the number of ACEs, the higher likelihood as an adult one may experience these unwanted outcomes.

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