Research shows that adverse childhood events (ACE’s) can impact health in adulthood, including such unlikely chronic conditions as High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, and Stroke.
We are beginning to work with a California statewide program called ACES Aware to screen families with a questionnaire. This will allow us to begin the conversation with our families and with the goal of addressing and reducing the effects of stress on children.
Read how to help the reduce effects of Covid19 and stress on children here from the New York Times: Stress, Covid19 and Children
Pediatrician Dr. Eric Ball talks about the effects of stress and COVID-19 in young patients and why addressing stress is essential to help prevent chronic disease in adulthood Watch the short video here