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What it foundRISK FACTOR % INCREASESmoking 242%Obesity 222%Depression 357%Illicit drug use 443%Injected drug use 1,133%Sexually TransmittedDiseases298%Attempted suicide 1,525%Alcoholism 555%People with4 or more ACEscompared to thosewith 0 ACEs
10 out of 30 ChildrenArrive at School with 4 or moreAdverse Childhood Experiences**Recent Washington State Study
RED (Read Every Day) AheadWords, skills, assessments!
Youth Achievement CorpsTutoring and STEM!
What can we do?• Start early• Be caring adults• Create compassionateenvironments• Build hope!