(Community Matters) Intuitively we’ve always known it. Think back to the kids who had the most problems – they had security issues, screwed up family lives and just never seemed to get it together. On the other hand, some of us were nestled, coddled, safe in mind, spirit & soul. Brooks on “The Psych Approach,” the link between childhood trauma and adult outcomes.
The link between childhood trauma and adult outcomes was striking. People with an ACE score of 4 were seven times more likely to be alcoholics as adults than people with an ACE score of 0. They were six times more likely to have had sex before age 15, twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer, four times as likely to suffer emphysema. People with an ACE score above 6 were 30 times more likely to have attempted suicide.