The CDC- Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect (1995-1997), found that the number of traumatic events suffered by children might lead to poor physical health and wellbeing continuing through adulthood (Kaiser, (1995-1997). In conclusion, the more ACE’s experienced, the more the risk for the negative results:
Despite trauma being widespread, detrimental to the wellbeing of zero to six-year-olds with few early care assessments, education (ECE) programs and respond to the influence of injury on youngsters, and to saturate trauma awareness, knowledge, and skills into program culture, practices, and policies. This account describes early childhood trauma and its effects and offers strategies for ECE and SEECS programs and systems to help young children who have experienced trauma. The report includes: (1) a definition of early childhood adverse experiences or injury, including different types, for example, abuse, neglect, absentee of a parent, incarceration or accident or death and its prevalence; (2) the impacts of early childhood trauma on the child, family, and ECE programs; (3) the individual needs of young children who have experienced trauma ; (4) a description of trauma-informed care ; (5) promising program strategies to support the healthy development and learning of young children in ECE; and (6) recommendations of policies that could increase the capacity of ECE providers to help children who have experienced trauma learn and thrive.