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JOIN FAMILY SERVICES AND SPECIAL GUEST, DR. ROBERT ANDA, TO LEARN ABOUT THE LARGEST, MOST IMPORTANT STUDY YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF.

Dr. Robert Anda HeadshotWhen children thrive, we all thrive. Unfortunately, children across North Carolina suffer Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in various forms of abuse and neglect.

These experiences can include things like physical and emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver mental illness and household violence.

The trauma of ACEs can cause children to develop “toxic stress” — which is possibly the single largest public health issue of our generation — affecting them not just emotionally but psychologically and biologically.

No one knows this better than Rob Anda, who has spent 20 years conducting research as a medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. His research involved a variety of areas, including disease surveillance, behavioral health, mental health and disease, cardiovascular disease, and childhood determinants of health.

He played the principal role in the design of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and served as its Co-Principal Investigator. He has presented findings from the ACE Study at Congressional Briefings and numerous conferences around the world. The ACE Study is being replicated in numerous countries by the World Health Organization and is now being used to assess the childhood origins of health and social problems in more than 30 US states.

May 5, 2022 
Raising Every Child Benefit Luncheon
Atrium in Wake Forest Biotech Place
Noon – 1:30 

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