Cardio-vascular disease. Obesity. Alcoholism. Diabetes. These conditions may have one surprising factor in common: childhood trauma -- according to a massive study called "Adverse Childhood Experiences", or ACE.
This is a very different lens through which to view poverty in our community. ACE is the framework behind Green Wood's RedPath addiction recovery program.
In a series currently running on CBC Radio's Ideas program, Mary O'Connell explores the ACE study and how its findings are being integrated into medical practice today, as well as, what happened at one high school when suspensions and punishments were replaced with new "trauma-informed" approaches.
You can listen to this three-part series here.
You can read more about the ACE Study here.