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Keene, NH: Presentation on how adverse childhood experiences damage kids

Feb 16, 2018, Keene (NH) Sentinel: Keene program focuses on how to identify, alleviate, stress among kids and parents http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-program-focuses-on-how-to-identify-alleviate-stress-among/article_5149e96d-ee51-5e28-a659-f0eef223508c.html While stress in children and parents can be difficult to identify until it’s too late, a relatively new test seeks to change that. The ACE test, which can reveal the level of emotional duress and what can be done to stabilize it, was the subject of a discussion drawing scores of people to The Colonial Theatre on Main Street in Keene Thursday night. ACE is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences. Audience members first watched a movie, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope,” directed by James Redford, actor Robert Redford’s son. The movie focused on young people’s stress, how to recognize it and how to cope with it. A discussion led by an 11-person panel seated on the stage followed, with conversation addressing the dangers of stress, especially in children, and how to gauge the level of stress by way of the ACE test. ACE also refers to a research study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Kaiser and CDC websites. Participants were recruited to the study between 1995 and 1997 and have been in long-term follow-up programs for health outcomes. The study has demonstrated an association between adverse childhood experiences, again ACEs, and health and social problems as an adult, according to the websites. …