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Alberta Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey (ACE) Question and Answer Period

Presenter: Drs. Nicole Sherren, Suzanne Tough, Shelia McDonald and Keith Dobson

In partnership with The Norlien Foundation, The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research funded the first Alberta research study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Findings from this project were discussed as well as implications at a live-webcast event held June 11, 2015 in Calgary. Click here to access resources from the event.

Background
The Centers for Disease Control in collaboration with one of the largest health maintenance organizations in the US conducted the first Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study. Between 1995 and 1997, over 17,000 individuals undergoing physical examinations completed a confidential survey about childhood trauma and current health. Participants in the study were educated, employed, middle-class Americans and an average age of 57. This landmark ACE study found relationships between childhood traumatic experiences and poor health and well-being later in life.

Keywords: Alberta Children and Youth Services, Response to Findings, Children, Child, Youth, Family