Burns, M. S. (2020, May 28). How Teachers Counteract Adverse Childhood Experiences with Positive Ones. ASCD: Unlocking the Secrets to the Learning Brain, 15(18). Retrieved October 9, 2020.

Most of us are aware of the negative effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the health and welfare of a child. ACEs are harmful interpersonal exposures in the home that include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and exposure to violence, crime, maternal depression, and substance abuse. But what many educators don’t realize is that ACEs can have a negative effect on a child’s educational achievement and cognitive skills as well.

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