Study: The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This study from Public Health Wales sets out the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It states: "To have multiple ACEs is a major risk factor for many health conditions. The outcomes most strongly associated with multiple ACEs represent ACE risks for the next generation (eg, violence, mental illness, and substance use). To sustain improvements in public health requires a shift in focus to include prevention of ACEs, resilience building, and ACE-informed service provision. The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global platform to reduce ACEs and their life-course effect on health."

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