ICM's #TraumaHurts Awareness Campaign

During the rest of December through January, ICM wants to bring awareness to the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and traumatic events on children.  Below is a list of informational resources.  We encourage you to share these with your faith communties, friends, family, and neighbors.  Together we can become more Trauma-informed.  This in turn will help us be better advocates for resources for our children that restore.

Associations between adverse childhood experiences, student-teacher relationships, and non-medical use of prescription medications among adolescents (2017)

Unpacking the impact of adverse childhood experiences on adult mental health (2017)

The impact of adverse childhood experiences on health problems: evidence from four birth cohorts dating back to 1900 (2003)

Major findings from the CDC and Kaiser Foundation ACE Study

Essentials for Childhood Framework: Steps to Create Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments for All Children (Centers for Disease Control)