Adverse Childhood Experiences: Informing Best Practices

Online Collaborative Living Document - Version 1.0 (3/14/2015)

This document is the product of an ongoing collaboration between the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) and the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA). It is intended to assist healthcare professionals and others who wish to integrate knowledge of adverse childhood experiences into patient care and other activities (e.g., education, human services, and justice). A downloadable PDF including links of ACEs: Informing Best Practices, is available in the appendix

David L. Corwin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD

Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE

Robert Block, MD

Martha Davis, MSS

Lisa James, MA

Brooks Keeshin, MD

Tasneem Ismailji, MD, MPH

Annie Lewis-O’Connor, NP, PhD, MPH

David Schneider, MD, MSPH


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