New ways of working in mental health services: a qualitative, comparative case study assessing and informing the emergence of new peer worker roles in mental health services in England.Health Services and Delivery Research, No. 2.19.Gillard S, Edwards C, Gibson S, et al.Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2014 Jul.
The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being.
The original ACE Study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997 with two waves of data collection. Over 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization members from Southern California receiving physical exams completed confidential surveys regarding their childhood experiences and current health status and behaviors.
More detailed information about the study can be found in the links below or in “Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in AdultsExternal,” published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 1998, Volume 14, pages 245–258.
ACEs Connection, an ever-growing social network, connects those who are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science. The network’s 35,000+ members share their best practices, while inspiring each other to grow the ACEs movement.
Contact: Gail Kenedy
In the ACEs Connection Network Resources Center, you'll find lists of basic resources such as ACE surveys (original and expanded), resilience surveys, and ACEs science presentations you can download. If you have suggestions for other resources, add them to the comments section of the resource.
Film maker James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford, came across an article disseminating the research findings and thought the ideas within it should be raised more prominently within the public eye (Cocozza 2017). In order to achieve this he made a film entitled Resilience: the biology of stress and the science of hope
The original study to explore the concept of ACEs was that of Felitti et al in 1998.
Felitti, V., Anda, R., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D., Spitz, A., Edwards, V., Koss, M. and Marks, J. (1998) Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults (The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. American Journal of Preventative Medicine Vol 14 (4), pp.245-258.
Film maker James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford, came across an article disseminating the research findings and thought the ideas within it should be raised more prominently within the public eye (Cocozza 2017). In order to achieve this he made a film entitled Resilience: the biology of stress and the science of hope which has now been widely distributed across the western world.
Access video trainings on peer support services, youth and young adults, and other topics.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume 54, Issue 6, Supplement 3, June 2018, Pages S258-S266
Author links open overlay panelCheryl A.GagneScD1Wanda L.FinchMSW, MEd, LICSW2Keris J.MyrickMBA, MS2Livia M.DavisMSW
Mental Illness is Common!
Know the Numbers As You Talk to Family and Friends
1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year.
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experiences a mental health disorder each year.
1 in 25 U.S. adults experiences serious mental illness each year.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.
Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. That's why it's important to understand how common mental illness is, as well as the magnitude of its physical, social, and financial impact.