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High Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse childhood experiences are potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. We estimated the prevalence of eight specific adverse experiences for the U.S., contrasting the prevalence of specific ACEs among states and between children of different age groups.

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Adverse Experiences and Teen Well-Being

What’s the association between teenagers’ well-being and their history of adverse experiences? Nearly half of teenagers who have had three or more adverse experiences have low levels of engagement in school, and these youth are far more likely to argue a lot or be cruel to others.

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Applying the Research

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State of States' Early Childhood Data Systems

Most states could do much more to link data from early care and education services, according to a 2013 Early Childhood Data Collaborative survey. Without these links, it can be hard to answer basic questions about programs’ impacts and reach.

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