The Weitzman Institute is pleased to share its latest policy brief, “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19.”
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). They are a major public health concern that will worsen as a result of the health, social, and economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This policy brief examines how the health, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 may result in an increase in ACEs, especially in our most vulnerable populations, and discusses the public health responses needed to effectively address ACEs in our communities.
The brief builds upon Weitzman Institute staff Dr. April Joy Damian, Daniel Bryant, and May Oo’s recent article in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, and forthcoming chapter in the book Handbook of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): A Framework for Collaborative Health Promotion.
Click HERE to read the policy brief.