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Group explains damaging children experiences

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Bremer Co. officials are offering a free program on the effects of emotionally damaging childhood events.

Known as 'Adverse Childhoood Experiences,' or ACEs, the traumas have been shown to have lifelong medical effects, according to experts. This educational program will be held on Monday, April 27 from 1:30-3:30 at St. Peters Church in Denver.

The program is sponsored by the Bremer Co. Community Partnership, in cooperation with the University of Iowa College of Nursing, and 1st Five Health Mental Development.

From organizers: “The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanent's Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego.

The ACE Study findings suggest that certain experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life in the United States. It is critical to understand how some of the worst health and social problems in our nation can arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences. Realizing these connections is likely to improve efforts towards prevention and recovery.”

You must register for the event beforehand by contacting Teresa King at tking@co.black-hawk.ia.us or by phone (319) 292-2213.

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