The Impact of Adverse Experiences in the Home on Children and Young PeopleImpact of adverse experiences in the home
This report was written for the Department of Health by Matilda Allen and Angela Donkin of the UCL Institute of Health Equity.
Adverse childhood experiences, including abuse, neglect and household adversity (parental substance misuse, mental ill health, incarceration or separation, living in care or the presence of domestic violence) increase the risk of ill health, particularly in the case of multiple ACEs. Evidence shows that tackling the prevalence of ACEs is needed to reduce injury and death during childhood, premature mortality and suicide, disease and illness, and mental illness – as well as reducing inequalities in these outcomes
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