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ACEs Risk Factors

Typically, when we think of risk factors they include abuse, neglect, maltreatment, and traumatic events, but we often times fail to take into account the condition of the mother during pregnancy, the type of birth the mother/child endured, and what the child experienced in the first few years of life. There are six primary ACEs risk factors.



Difficult Pregnancy

Difficult Pregnancy

A mother who experienced:

  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Abusive Relationship
  • Late prenatal care
  • Malnutrition
  • Stress

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Difficult Birth

A child who experienced:

  • Unnatural birth by C-section
  • Prolonged labor
  • Nuchal (Cord around neck)
  • Breech birth
  • Brain hemorrhage

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Difficult Birth

Early Hospitalization

Early Hospitalization

  • Born prematurely; low birth weight
  • Received lifesaving surgeries
  • Medical Neglect
  • Circumcision
  • Medical Trauma

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Abuse

  • Emotional/Verbal/Psychological
  • Sexual
  • Physical
  • Bullying
  • Domestic Violence

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Abuse

Neglect

Neglect

  • Physical/Emotional
  • Medical/Mental Ill Parent(s)
  • Drug/Alcohol Problem
  • Orphanages
  • Exhausted Parent(s)

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Trauma

  • Disasters (9/11, Katrina, COVID-19, School Shooting)
  • Historical/Parental
  • Death of Family Member/Close Friend/Pet/Marriage
  • Incarceration - Jail/Prison
  • Foster Care
  • Failed Adoption

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Trauma

Disrupted Development

Disrupted Development

  • How to Repair your Para/Sympathetic Nervous System
  • What Happens When our Survival Needs are Not Met
  • How to Gain your Voice Back and Strengthen Relationships
  • Why Self-Regulation is the Foundation for Resilience
  • How Dehydration Causes Absence Seizures

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Resources

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