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BCMJ: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Practical Approaches

Childhood experiences are increasingly recognized as a significant determinant of physical and mental health outcomes throughout life.

As clinicians and respected experts, physicians can address ACEs in their practices and communities by learning about the impact of ACEs on brain development and health, incorporating trauma-informed practice in their clinics, screening their patients for ACEs, and advocating for childhood trauma prevention and improved services for those affected by ACEs. 

Read the full BCMJ article and accompanying resources here

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