Transcript for Trauma suffered in childhood echoes across generations, study finds
The American academy of pediatrics and the American Medical Association have denounced the separation of children from their parents at the US Mexico border. But a new study may do more to show the health effects of childhood trauma all these children when they grow up and have kids of their own. Researchers know that what happens in childhood echoes through life. It's what researchers call adverse childhood events or aces. Aces are traumatic neglect abuse household dysfunction. Violence even long term separation from parents the study says that aces travel through generations. Researchers use the behavior problems index to measure how severe the second generation of ace kids' behavior problems war. The higher the score the worst the behavioral and mental health and childhood trauma from one generation turned up and their kids as well. It's important to realize that early life experiences don't just affect the child adult life they affect the lives of their future children. Researchers hope their study will help the medical community recognized the effects of childhood trauma for this generation and that's. With this medical minute I'm stepping promise.
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