Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences: Creating Hope for a Healthier ArizonaMarch 20, 2014
The first years of a child’s life have a profound effect on future learning, behavior and well-being. But recently, a new line of research has made it clear just how strongly early experiences shape adult lives. Stable, nurturing environments help children develop cognitive and emotional skills as well as the resilience they need to thrive as adults. Unfortunately, negative experiences can hinder this development, often leading to risky behaviors and health problems in adulthood.