Kevin Connors, MS, MFT
In the United States, April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.
This an opportunity to make our colleagues more aware of the extent and impact the child abuse has in the etiology of many emotional and mental health problems that our clients face.
Many of us are aware of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). While the initial study conducted by Drs. Anda and Feletti was a mere 17,000 participants strong, the study has been replicated and is now in the hands of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and has been endorsed and supported by many other organizations.