May 19 / Simcha

Recognizing an Abusive Relationship

neverDomestic violence affects people from every racial, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, and of every sexual orientation. A leading cause of injury for American women between the ages of 15 and 54, it takes place against women of every age. It is easy and natural to ignore signs of domestic violence.

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Jun 26 / Simcha

How Adversity in Childhood Affects Us in Adulthood

Commentary on the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Study  by Betsy McAlister Groves, MSW, LICSW

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, authored in 2001 by Vincent Felitti, Robert Anda, Dale Nordenberg, et al, is important research, both because of the large cohort that was studied (drawn from a non-clinical sample of 30,000 members of the Kaiser Health Plan) and for its findings of a strong relationship between risk factors established in childhood and medical problems in later life.

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