Would You Invest in a Long-Term Strategy Backed by Decades of Research to Increase Your Bottom Line?

| August 31, 2015

Would You Invest in a Long-Term Strategy Backed by Decades of Research to Increase Your Bottom Line?

Good, invest in child development. Here’s why:

Why do we care about healthy child development?
Because when we create healthier environments for all children, we’re promoting a healthier and more productive nation. When we invest in children now, we don’t have to pay later, as individuals or society. But this goal of healthy and productive futures for our children is undermined by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)?
A term used to describe a wide range of factors, which may occur in the home under the age of 18, such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse; loss of a parent through divorce, death or incarceration; or experiencing hunger or being exposed to violence that can contribute to lifelong physical and behavioral health challenges. A child is more at risk for ACEs when the child’s parents experience stressors like social isolation, underemployment, lack of health care, depression or the inability to access basic necessities.

How does this affect me?

Check out this infographic to find out! 

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