The Public Health Issue Of ACEs In Canada (Chapter 10 in Adverse Childhood Experiences: Using Evidence to Advance Research, Practice, Policy, and Prevention).
Tonmyr, Lil. Lacroix, Joanne.
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Published: October 2019
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In Canada, as in the rest of the world, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are recognized as a public health issue that can have negative health, social, and financial consequences. This chapter: (1) defines ACEs as a public health issue, as exemplified by recent analyses of Canadian data, (2) discusses implications of adopting a public health approach, (3) addresses policies and strategies to prevent ACEs, with a focus on maltreatment, (4) suggests implications for policy and practice, and (5) proposes directions for future research. Despite progress in establishing a Canadian evidence base to prevent ACEs and to mitigate associated impairment, further research is needed to strengthen prevention and respond to ACEs. (Author abstract)
Canada; childhood trauma; public health services; policy formation; prevention; research needs; child welfare research; evidence based practice; sexual abuse; physical abuse; EPIDEMIOLOGY