Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct. 29 webinar to discuss adverse childhood experiences, which may be more prevalent in rural America

The Rural Health Information Hub will host a free webinar on Oct. 29 to discuss a policy brief on the causes and effects of adverse childhood experiences, to which rural children may be more prone.

The webinar website elaborates: “ACEs are forms of chronic stress or trauma, (e.g., abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction) that, when experienced during childhood and adolescence, can have profound short- and long-term consequences on an individual’s development, health, and overall well-being. As first described in a landmark 1998 study, researchers identified a relationship between the number of ACEs and poor adult health-related outcomes, including increased risks for diabetes, cancer, ischemic heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. ET and will last about an hour. Click here for more information or to register. 

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