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Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence 2019 Division of Violence Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia
2 Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH, Director Division of Violence Prevention James A. Mercy, PhD, Director Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019). Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence . Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence 3 Contents Acknowledgements ............................................................................................................................................ 5 What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? ................................................................................................ 7 Preventing ACEs is a priority for CDC ............................................................................................................ 7 What can be done to prevent ACEs? ............................................................................................................. 8 Strengthen Economic Supports for Families .......................................................................................... 11 Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence and Adversity .............................................. 13 Ensure a Strong Start for Children ............................................................................................................ 15 Teach Skills ...................................................................................................................................................... 17 Connect Youth to Caring Adults and Activities ...................................................................................... 19 Intervene to Lessen Immediate and Long-term Harms ....................................................................... 21 Sector involvement ........................................................................................................................................... 23 Monitoring and evaluation ............................................................................................................................. 25 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................................ 26 References ............................................................................................................................................................. 27
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence 5 Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the following individuals who contributed to the development, review and support of this publication. First, we give special thanks to Linda Dahlberg for leading the development of this document. Second, we extend our gratitude to the many staff involved in the development of the CDC Technical Packages to Prevent Violence . These packages provided the foundation for this document. In particular, we thank the leads of the technical packages to prevent child abuse and neglect (Beverly Fortson, Joanne Klevens, and Melissa Merrick), sexual violence (Kathleen Basile and Sarah DeGue), intimate partner violence (Phyllis Niolon and Megan Kearns), youth violence (Corinne David-Ferdon), and suicide (Deborah Stone and Kristin Holland) for their insights, review, and contributions to this document. We also thank Kathyrn Ports, Christopher Jones, Marilyn Metzler and Tamara Haegerich for generating ideas and offering many useful suggestions. Finally, we thank Alida Knuth for her assistance with graphics and layout and extend our gratitude to Division and Center leadership for their helpful feedback and support.
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence 7 What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?

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