ACE Study Presentation-Frank W. Putnam, M.D. (ACE = Adverse Childhood Experiences) one of the most important epidemological studies of our time. So what did the ACE study do?
1. Provided a compelling tabulation of childhood adversity that is directly related to easily understood costly medical, psychiatic, and socital outcomes.
2. The study is largly responsible for the increased awareness of policy makers of the role of childhood trauma in costly medical, psychiatric and socital problems.
3. Legitimized and stimulated interest in childhood adversities for researchers in a range of fields.