“Taking care of your kids can mean taking care of yourself, too. Shutterstock” – SOURCE: The Conversation
“Prevention is the mantra of modern medicine and public health. Benjamin Franklin said it himself: ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’
“Unfortunately, childhood adversities such as abuse and neglect cannot be prevented by vaccinations. As we now know, a large proportion of adults go through adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and can exhibit symptoms such as substance abuse. The symptoms seen in adults can in turn expose the next generation to adverse outcomes – creating a cycle that’s hard to break.
“However, we can limit the impact of ACEs on future generations by taking a close look at what we are doing today – not only for our children, but for ourselves, as adults. Therefore, to prevent adversities for children, we must address the healing and recovery of trauma in adults.”
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