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Depicting At Risk Youth
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as mental and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, bullying and other forms of mistreatment have been shown to negatively affect a child’s health and well-being. The ACE study shows that children who have experienced these types of events are more susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, mental health disorders, and other risky behaviors.
Assessing Children at Risk: The ACE Study
(Robert F. Anda & Vincent J. Felitti)
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study uses a scoring system to determine the likelihood a child will engage in risky behavior, like the ones listed below. The ACE Score is determined by totaling up the number of experiences a child has encountered. Oftentimes, these types of behaviors make for dramatic and engaging storytelling.
Which of the following behaviors might show up in your next storyline?
Portions of this newsletter adapted from
Picture This: At Risk Children & Youth
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