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Lab, D. Mental health professionals' attitudes and practices towards male childhood sexual abuse. Laishes, J. The mental health strategy for women offenders. Retrieved January 23, , from www. Child sexual abuse in sub-Saharan Africa: A literature review. If a person experienced verbal abuse, lived with a mentally ill mother and an alcoholic father, his ACE score was three. Things start getting serious around an ACE score of 4. Compared with people with zero ACEs, those with four categories of ACEs had a percent greater risk of hepatitis, were percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease emphysema or chronic bronchitis , and a percent higher risk of a sexually-transmitted disease.

They were twice as likely to be smokers, 12 times more likely to have attempted suicide, seven times more likely to be alcoholic, and 10 times more likely to have injected street drugs. People with high ACE scores are more likely to be violent, to have more marriages, more broken bones, more drug prescriptions, more depression, more auto-immune diseases, and more work absences. This means that every physician probably sees several high ACE score patients every day, notes Felitti. They were middle-class, middle-aged, 36 percent had attended college and 40 percent had college degrees or higher.

Since they were members of Kaiser Permanente, they all had jobs and great health care. Their average age was In the last 14 years, Anda, Felitti and other CDC researchers have published more than 60 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Other researchers have referenced their work more than 1, times. Anda and Felitti have flown around the U. The ACE Study became even more significant with the publication of parallel research that provided the link between why something that happened to you when you were a kid could land you in the hospital at age Nadine Burke Harris and faux patient for the photo. If a bear threatens a child every single day, his emergency response system is activated over and over and over again.

Together, the two discoveries — the ACE epidemiology and the brain research — reveal a story too compelling to ignore:. Children with toxic stress live much of their lives in fight, flight or fright freeze mode. They respond to the world as a place of constant danger. They fall behind in school or fail to develop healthy relationships with peers or create problems with teachers and principals because they are unable to trust adults.

Some kids do all three. Consciously or unconsciously, they use them as solutions to escape from depression, anxiety, anger, fear and shame. Now we see that the biologic impacts of ACEs transcend the traditional boundaries of our siloed health and human service systems. Children affected by ACEs appear in all human service systems throughout the lifespan — childhood, adolescence, and adulthood — as clients with behavioral, learning, social, criminal, and chronic health problems.

But our society has tended to treat the abuse, maltreatment, violence and chaotic experiences of our children as an oddity instead of commonplace, as the ACE Study revealed, notes Anda. And our society believes that these experiences are adequately dealt with by emergency response systems such as child protective services, criminal justice, foster care, and alternative schools.

The researchers based their calculations on only confirmed cases of physical, sexual and verbal abuse and neglect, which child maltreatment experts say is a small percentage of what actually occurs. But adoption of concepts from the ACE Study and the brain research has been remarkably slow and uneven.

Much of the work focused on stress from individual traumatic events, or individual types of child abuse; only recently has there been a focus on dysfunctional families or changing systems that engage those families to become trauma-informed, i. Until the last 10 months, the medical community practically ignored the ACE Study. Just last December, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement recommended that its members look for toxic stress in their patients. Except with local exceptions, the public health community has not embraced it. Some cities have set up ACE task forces.

Trauma-informed practices are popping up around the U. I recently began studying ACEs. I had come to conclusions of my own regarding my physical problems and my adverse childhood experiences. My personal experiences with ACEs had led me to the same conclusion about that as the researchers found in the survey work they did. My medical expensess are outrageous every year. I have POTs, adrenal insuffiency, fibromyalgia, chronic fatugue syndrome, asthma, Graves Disease, migraine headaches. I am also a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. I have spent the last 30 years trying to understand myself.

Now I am 71 years old. I am still looking for some one to help me. I have maintained normal weight, was successful in school, have no substance abuse issues. I wonder how I managed all of that with an ACE score of 5. Like Like.


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Because you inner will and strength must be phenomenal on a conscious level. Its clearly still impacting you unconsciously x Have you read The body keeps score? See a Hypnotherapist and try Regression. I can look in my group to find one near you. Pingback: Did childhood trauma play a role in your autoimmunity?

Maureen Pierce. Pingback: Childhood Adversity Iizidima. The crafters of the messaging about childhood obesity evidently have little ability to see how smacking of an authoritarian surveillance state some of it can look to the intended recipients. Forced contact is a sexual assault everyone recognizes, but for many fat adolescents, just as much a sexual assault is the suggestion that some few extra pounds will make them unattractive to anyone, a suggestion that is not only heartless, but not even remotely true.

These things are the drivers of all manner of confusion and suicidal ideation and reckless attempts at weight reduction. And if adverse stress is a causative factor in weight gain, one can easily see a feedback loop setting up where gains in weight are met with all manner of abusive responses which ratchet up the stress level, generating a triple-spiral of weight, health problems, and social abuses.

A person in this cycle might lose weight, but the internalized and externally reinforced messaging about weight is still there, and so well may be the health issues. To my mind the only sustainable way to break this cycle is to work to arrest abusive treatment of fat children and give all children plenty of positive messaging that their potential matters no matter how their bodies are shaped.

What are your sources for this backstory? Pingback: Epigenetics: of mice and men and women - About trauma. I appreciate the ACE information.. I am a person who has an ACE score of I struggle to find help that embraces the ACE idea of an integrative approach.. I do not smoke. I do not drink 13 years. I have done weight loss programs and weight came off and came back. I have been diagnosed with PTSD. I do work with a therapist and a psychiatrist.

I work and do find that the work stress triggers me physically despite me doing healthy things to mitigate. I am contemplating bariatric surgery and came across this article trying to find out if this is going to be successful or if this is going to be another exercise in futility.

Like Liked by 2 people. Hi Virginia: I am PeTe a retired clinical psychologist with many years of experience treating adults who had been abused and or molested as children. Please reread this statement by Dr. I suggest to you that any job or lifestyle which has more than minimal stress, although you can certainly handle it better than most, will cause you to remain in chronic stress mode and will keep many of your normal brain functions from working properly. I think that you would best build a life with minimal stress and make sure you have loving supportive people in your social life and minimal stress in your work.

I suggest that group therapy with other ACEs victims with varying time in recovery would be very valuable for you so smooth your reactions and responses to life events. I discovered that my ACEs score is 8 after many years of treating these wonderful people and I decided to calm things down in my life due to my tendency to over react in terms of what is good for my general health.

My life is now much more calm and I am happier with a calmer life with much less stress after years of healing with others in similar life situations. I have become a devoted Christian, which provides fellowship and an opportunity to come to know the bible which has greatly helped me find ways of operating, which have improved my life immeasurably.

You might want to look at EMDR therapy before you try bariatric surgery. It must get be helpful. It is recognized by the World Health Organization as efficacious for treating trauma. It changed my life. Hope things get better for you. Michael McGrath is also working to disprove the theory of freeze response. Like Liked by 1 person.

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Pingback: Does childhood sexual abuse change you forever? Pingback: Realistic expectations after a childhood of trauma: Allowing grief and taking responsibility for what you can change Holistic Divorce Counseling. Reblogged this on. Common factors that contribute to relief from mental anguish stem first and foremost from the unconditional positive regard, empathic listening without judgement, and the trusting bond forged in the therapeutic relationship.

From this foundation many techniques can be used with sucess because the foundation has been laid where the client believes in the treatment modality, the genuine intent of the therapist and feels valued as human being. Often for the first time in their lives. Pingback: Day kidsaregifts. On behalf of the medical community, I hereby apologize to our populace for our delay in facing this key epidemic.

Family Violence: Multidisciplinary Solutions to Abuse

Ignorance is not a good excuse. One of the things that got in the way of facing the truth was our own embarrassment. None of us is more than one or two degrees away from a perpetrator or victim of serious abuse, and all of us carry some bits of victimhood and abusiveness within our own psyches.

Another is the way that health care is used as a profit-making industry. Taking good care of young people does not make huge profits for drug companies. Fortunately we have the means to change things. Here are two that are already ready for prime time: 1 Parenting support from HandinHandParenting. Thank you for your comment. This is all true in my life! I am now working with a therapist who is helping me help the Child in me understand and care for Parents divorce at age 4 was the beginning Of my food issues -The mental abuse from family about my weigh.

Mom controled my food intake , put me thru crazy weight programs The worst was Shick shock program Infertility has made it all worse -I know failure But success is scary! This is very eye — opening. How can we protect all the poor children of the world who are pout through such misery. There should be screening tests for people who wish to be parents. I have known and felt this from the bottom of my heart as long as I have lived. This makes perfect sense to me — asa psychologist who has worked with thousands of People Over the years — I have seen it over and over again …….

The wave of healing is growing, and nobody can stop it! There is so much hope because so many individuals have dedicated their lives to crafting healing arts. There are pioneers out here who have been doing the work and now we all can benefit. There is so much free information online to get you started. I urge you to research these systems and other new trauma-healing systems that have developed over the last few decades. Learn how to connect with your Higher Self with IFS and you will be amazed at how powerful and beautiful you really are.

Pingback: From foodie to glorious food — Anne Malatt on Life. As a former to clinical psychologist specializing in adults molested and abused as children i can say that the people i worked with had significant physical, social and psychological challenges making a normal life impossible without significant intervention, which was very difficult for them always. Wow, you were doing that work back then!

What a gem you must be. I wish my mother could have found help. She was looking. The more you heal, the more you feel. Hi Teresa: I would love to hear about what you have done. Pingback: What about our children? Subtle Yoga. Pingback: Childhood Trauma Expert, Dr. Thanks for all the great information.

I really appreciate what was brought up about not retraumatizing the already traumatized. I do not go anywhere near doctors offices, anymore, because I am very tired of having my intelligence insulted, denials of me knowing anything about how I feel or think or what has happened to me, and … oh, just so much crap, really. Going to a doctor is, generally, an expensive exercise in futility. I need someone who is going to listen and see me as a human being, not catch a few words here or there and remember what their textbook said.

Going to a doctor is worse than talking to an IT department. Arletta: I am so sorry to hear that you have had this experience not surprised but sorry. I became exhausted because when it was discovered that I would help adults molested as children, I was swamped with patients and had literally no one I could refer to.

There may be good people who will handle your healing lovingly and with patience and at rates you can afford group therapy is way helpful. This will be very difficult and must be guided by someone who cares and knows how to help and get through making mistakes along the way cuz we all make mistakes and people who love each other make fixing those mistakes a very high priority. I suggest that you watch out for know it alls.

Pingback: Violence is just one part of childhood trauma. So why are we focusing so much on childhood violence? I wish I lived in the US right now! I think the work you are doing to help protect kids is amazing and long may it continue and fewer kids may not have to experience the terror of violent, abusive and neglectful parents. I watch the work of Bessel Van der Kolk and Peter Levine to mention but a few and I wish we had the understanding and the practitioners here in the UK. I have never been so less capable, unable to focus on anything, unable to concentrate.

I am in a complete and utter mess, no job, no income and everything seems so hopeless. It seems there is no help available for me despite all of the years of tax paid to fund our National Health system. If I want help I must sort it out myself and sadly the cost is out of my reach. I wish I could shout about ACEs from the rooftops and make people listen but given my mental state right now I will probably end up in jail! If anyone can suggest anything please do as I am lost.

Nobody should have to go through that. I suggest joining ACEsConnection. Many of them are implementing trauma-informed, resilience-building practices based on ACEs science, or want to. I will check it out. I am in your place too — it is scary and hopeless. I have made a lot of progress with something called Associative Awareness Technique, but today I am in a bad place, feeling hopeless, spiraling into isolation more and more every day. I was strong and fought my past for several decades, but the loss of a relationship 5 years ago plummeted me into a black hole.

It was as if my initial childhood trauma had laid eggs. I have been trying to pull myself up by my boot straps but I keep falling down. My resistance is broken and triggers are killing me left and right. I think the real killer for me now is isolation. I cannot talk about my reality to people — it is too disturbing for them. It would be nice to have a forum or support group. I think there should be a diagnosis called Compound Complex PTSD — when a person has spent decades under the rule of sadistic parental introjects. Now that I understand the nervous system better, I look back on many therapies and spiritual practices that I tried and realize that many of them embedded my trauma deeper.

I think that there are barely a handful of people in the world who know how to help people like us, and it is a dangerous road. I find many similarities in our situation and am pursuing positive options to overcome this life situation that has hung on far too long to find hope to overcome. I send this message to you in hopes that you find hope to smile and feel value in the special person you seem to be and agree that an educated support group or forum would be so beneficial for us all. Dear Julia. I feel you are so brave to come out with your story as your story is so much like mine.

A year after my twin died, I had a major stroke. I lost the one person who knew what we went through. Im a high ACES. HI Jules: Just read your message. I really feel for you my dear. My only suggestion is that you read what is put up here and let it guide your life until the UK medical community is shamed into facing this major cultural issue and starts making treatment available for people like us. You could also advertise for others in the same position and start a self help group meeting and talk about what is found in these messages.

I think that would be a step in the right direction anyway. I do think that writing your powers that be and sending them some of the materials available about ACEs might also produce some movement in your culture. Love, PeTe. Healing Path Acupuncture. In my field, this is a given. Take it to the Suits, Wallets and decision makers, and it is irrelevant. Too many monoliths to listen to the tiny and most damaged voices, classified most often as Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders.

There is a point on the timeline that the Syndrome becomes the survival instinct, when the victim becomes a Community Problem and requires traumatizing treatment. I could go on and on. Very frustrating. Reblogged this on Indie Lifer and commented: Excellent article on the adverse childhood experiences study that began in an obesity clinic. Pingback: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — the largest, most important public health study you never heard of — began in an obesity clinic christybez.

What about those who were abused by school teachers, or some one at Church. These also were ACEs. Can you develop questions that reflect that? If you restrict my childhood abuse to my immediate family my ACE is 1. Hi, Steven: There are, of course, many other types of childhood trauma — watching a sibling being abused, losing a caregiver grandmother, mother, grandfather, etc.

The ACE Study included only those 10 childhood traumas because those were mentioned as most common by a group of about Kaiser members; those traumas were also well studied individually in the research literature. The most important thing to remember is that the ACE score is meant as a guideline: If you experienced other types of toxic stress, such as those you mentioned, then they can also affect your health and well-being. When I was serxally abused between the ages of 5 and 10, how did I know as a child, what was normal.

I was a frigging child! Pingback: Real Health Medical Did childhood trauma play a role in your autoimmunity? By Dr. Pingback: Washington's horrible mental health legislation Chicago Activism. Reblogged this on Psikologi Forensik dan Psikopatologi and commented: A very important study. Pingback: Childhood Trauma — Disability or Injustice?

Pingback: Eroding Behind the White Coat. Pingback: WitnessLA. Humanity Is Action. Jane Ellen Stevens, thank you for your tremendous energy and dedication to bringing ACES knowledge where it can benefit the most people. You are offering a tremendous gift. Darkness to Light Blog. Family Courts Are Youth Today. Pingback: Dealing with Traumatic Stress Dr. Brian Alman. Pingback: If you are a Child Advocate, this is a must-read.

Annabel Murray Attorney at Law. How does a woman with ACES effect the relationship with her husband? My wife is constantly mad at me and treats me like her father with was the reason for her ACES. Reblogged this on Skarlit Sunrise. Pingback: Quagmire Behind the White Coat. Pingback: Trauma induced Obesity…. Out of the Rabbit Hole. I am 53, ACE score of 7.

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I left home at 18 and have been seeking professional help my entire life. Peter A Levine did some of the most important ground breaking work on this and developed a form of therapy called Somatic Experiencing, but there are others who have taken this body of knowledge into the realm of physical therapy, where the work can be done by addressing the brain stem and amygdala, which really run the show. I was able to stop all of my meds for sleeping and depression. Life is so different without the burden of those side-effects on my system, and the drugs never fixed anything — at any dose.

Anyway, neurologist Robert Scaer has a huge body of work on trauma and the freeze response. His web site is traumasoma. The modality that helped me, and which I am still using is called Associative Awareness Technique, developed by Scott Musgrave. I am also practicing the Feldenkrais method of somatic awareness. For me, they work together well. Thank you for your comment Teresa. Your journey and persistence is a gift for us all. But the study explains a lot, about origins of depression and obesity, much of which I already knew.

Teresa- We seem to be on a similar path! Interesting that you use Feldenkrais- I am just starting to learn about it after reading that Dr. Merzenich, one of the pioneers in neuroplasticity research, is a huge fan of it. I have found a similar practice, Continuum Movement, very helpful already. I also practice sitting meditation and use mindfulness awareness techniques throughout my day. I strongly believe the healing I experienced from AAT bodywork enabled me to begin consistently practicing meditation and mindfulness, after I had been doing AAT for over a year.


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  • It is particularly difficult for traumatized people to sit still with their body and mind, though this practice is so very valuable and creates so much positive transformation in the brain. For this reason, the Trauma Center in Brookline, Mass uses trauma-informed yoga classes to help their patients ease into the experience of being with their breath and body. I think this is an interesting approach, but somehow, and I hope someday to fully understand how, the AAT tools have been profoundly effective for enabling me to do this. Wishing you blessing and awakening on your healing journey, Teresa!

    I love this site and am thrilled that it is here. I think there are a lot of reasons why our discoveries are hard to put out there. Robert Scaer has written about the inherent trauma in the field of medicine — the bullying that is passed down from one generation of doctors to another, including the horrible ritual of sleep-deprived residencies. They too are brain washed and would rather delight in telling someone to not eat sugar than to hear the reality of a life story of trauma.

    Living in a body that has been racked by physical and emotional trauma is no joy ride. Going to the gym only results in pain and injury. At this point I cannot practice any type of meditation and I doubt I ever will. EFT and tapping techniques only put me in the most horrible of places.