Monthly Archives: April 2013

Children and Adversity: Childhood Homelessness Can Cast a Long Shadow

 Photo credit: iStockphoto
Photo credit: iStockphoto

Over the past decade, data has emerged showing that our childhoods affect us more than previously thought. Not only do they affect our adult mental health, but they can also lay the groundwork for our long-term physical health. It’s all part of a fascinating framework called Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Perry Firth, a student at Seattle University, guest blogs for us again and uses her counseling background to look at childhood homelessness through the lens of ACEs. 

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