How has your childhood impacted your health and life?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood
Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted on childhood abuse
and neglect, and household challenges, with later-life health and well-being. The study looked at
how witnessing or experiencing abuse, neglect, and violence, the loss of a parent due to jail,
death, or suicide, a parent or other adult in the house having a mental illness or addiction
impacts a child's physical health and the likelihood of a negative trajectory of the child's life.