Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse, are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. Fortunately, violence and the health consequences of ACEs are preventable. Creating safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families can prevent violence and abuse. Moreover, nurturing relationships and positive environments can be designed and scaled. Read to learn more about FUTURES recommendations to the US Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families.
Recommendations to the Administration for Children and Families to Prevent Domestic Violence and Child Abuse