Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of April 16, 2023
This week’s edition of our Worker Wellness & Well-being blog consists of topics from how Mental Health and Suicide have impacted the construction industry to the benefits of exercising outdoors to why the nursing profession needs more men. Today, I wish to shed some light on the issue of childhood trauma. Several years ago, a study came forth explaining the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). And, how people who experience 4 or more of these types of trauma often have difficulty with related matters in adulthood. For people under the age of 18, issues like child abuse (i.e., sexual, physical, emotional), a family member going to prison or being killed, divorce, poverty, etc. can negatively impact kids for life. In general, some experts suggest that if a parent abuses a child, then it is likely that this child will abuse his/her children, and so on. Furthermore, since there is a correlation between trauma and addiction, by identifying ACEs early on healthcare professionals may be able to assist victims and communities mitigate their long-term effects.
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