Beacon Clinical Topic: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Outcomes

According to self-reported data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, at least one in four kids in the U.S. has experienced some type of neglect or abuse during their childhood with one in seven having experienced abuse or neglect in the last year. When we fail to address these issues, we put children further at risk for chronic health conditions and mental illness.

Beacon’s October Clinical Topic discusses the connection between childhood trauma and adult functioning and well-being and focuses on three areas to address adverse childhood experiences: proactive identification, provider collaboration, and evidence-based treatment such as trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior and trauma-informed care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Multisystemic Therapy.

In addition to our October topic, you can explore even more behavioral health developments and insights in our ongoing Beacon Clinical Topic Series.