Adverse Childhood Experiences: What Students and Health Professionals Need to Know aims to provide healthcare students with a foundational background of ACEs. This book will equip students with an understanding of the need for critical change and the impact of toxic stress and chronic adversity. It explores the nature of adversity and its effects on the physical, emotional, cognitive and social health of individuals, communities and society.
Written by two experienced psychiatric nurses, the book also demonstrates how future healthcare professionals can work to reduce the impact of ACEs and help build resilience through a socioecological approach. How healthcare students learn to recognize, react, and respond to persons affected by trauma will lay the foundation for their future relationships with patients.