April 12, 2021

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Economic Development

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussions and workshops hosted by the Cleveland Leadership Center to discuss topics to help the community move forward in our new and uncertain world.  Michael Jeans (LC 2016) joined the Cleveland Leadership Center in highlighting Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (also, ACEs) are traumatic events, which occur to a person before reaching the age of 18.  Diagnosed and treated ACEs can be disruptive. Undiagnosed ACEs are problematic. Examples of ACEs are food insecurity, abuse, neglect, mental illness, and others.  Michael looks at the long-term effects of untreated ACEs on our community and economic development.

Watch the full video here.

Click here to learn more about ACEs on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

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