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Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Addiction: Adverse Childhood Events and Genetic Predisposition (Part 2)

Jessica Hulsey, BA

January 12, 2023


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This webinar was provided by the Central East PTTC. The Central East ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC are programs managed by the Danya Institute.


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 Understanding Adverse Childhood Events (handout)

Center on the Developing Child-Harvard University https://developingchild.harvard.edu/

ACEs Aware https://www.acesaware.org/

CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html

Harvard’s ACEs and Toxic Stress FAQs: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/aces-and-toxic-stress-frequently-asked-questions/

Helping Children Impacted by Parental SUD: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/post/helping-children-impacted-by-parental-substance-use-disorder

Addiction Policy Forum’s (APF) Patient Experiences Journey Map: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/patient-journey-map




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