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Janaury 31, 2020

New Study Reveals Annual Cost of Childhood Adversity in California is Approximately $113 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/

The Center for Youth Wellness announces the release of an in-depth study on the health-related cost of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the state of California.

A number of studies have investigated the cost of child maltreatment, but the current study, entitled "Adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with prior adverse childhood experiences," is the first to examine the cost associated with adult health conditions -- asthma, arthritis, depression, COPD, and cardiovascular disease -- that are linked to ACEs.

That cost, as it turns out, is substantial.

Previous studies on child abuse and neglect have estimated the lifetime cost to the United Statesto be approximately $124 billion annually. This new study found the health-related costs of ACEs to California alone were approximately $113 billion a year. That figure includes ACEs-related health care costs totaling $10.5 billion annually, with more than $102 billion in the cost of disease burden, including premature death and years of productive life lost to disability.

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WEBINAR: Growing Resilient Communities 2.1 Framework to Accelerate Your ACEs Initiative

Online: 10-11:30am on Thursday, February 6, 2020

This 90-minute professional webinar from Strategies 2.0 will introduce family support professionals and others to the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and look more deeply into strategies community members can utilize to accelerate local ACEs initiatives. Together we will explore the five elements of Growing Resilient Communities 2.1 Framework.

For more information and to register:

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Natalie Rhodes: Elevating the Parent Voice at the February 27th SoCal Learning Community

Karen Clemmer: 2019 Visionary Report from the Center for Learning and Resilience a place for children families and community

Elizabeth Prewitt: NCSL provides database of 2020 ACEs legislation

Kelly Hardy: 2020 California Children’s Report Card

Jim Hickman: What the ACEs Screening Movement Can Learn from the Healthcare Hotspotting Movement

Julie Kurtz: How to Be Your Own Emergency First Responder! (3 minute read)

Anna Johnson: CalEITC 101: Expanded State Tax Credit Puts Cash into the Pockets of California’s Transition-Age Youth

Dana Brown: San Diego for Every Child

Molly Peterson: PEARLS Screening Tool Available on NPPC Site

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