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New initiative aims to change the trajectory for children exposed to adverse childhood experiences

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service Children exposed to traumatizing events can suffer physically and emotionally as they grow. And a special initiative in Kentucky is working to help change the trajectory for these youth. Adverse childhood experiences, also known as “ACEs,” include witnessing violence or domestic abuse, the death of a parent, and poverty. Dr. David Finke is co-chair of...

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s next Health for a Change training webinar set for Aug. 1

The next webinar in the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Health for a Change training series, titled Understanding Trauma, Health, and Care: Kentucky ACEs, will focus on how health in Kentucky is shaped by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and efforts in Kentucky to address them. Participants on the webinar will hear from Senior Deputy Commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Public...