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More than 2 decades ago, in the first three days of January 1997, two hundred million internet hits were made to follow the progress of a space probe to Mars.

Your brain makes fifteen times as many new connections in one second as the world’s internet users made back then in three days. We now know that every new learning forms new connections in the brain, and strengthens old connections. We now know that each one of your brain cells is many times more powerful than the most powerful computer ever invented.

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The 10 titles in the building better brain resources ‘for the young and the young at heart’ will explain more about the workings of your brain and the many and varied thought-provoking activities will help to build a better brain.

The consequences of adverse childhood experiences

The adverse childhood experiences study (ACE Study) was a ground-breaking research study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the centers for disease control and prevention. It was the first large-scale study to look at the relationship between ten categories of adversity in childhood and health outcomes in adulthood.

If left unaddressed, toxic stress can affect growth, learning, behavior, immunity, and even the way DNA is read and transcribed. Young children who are exposed to very high doses of adversity have more than double the lifetime risk of heart disease and cancer and a nearly 20-year difference in life expectancy.

This is truly a ‘self-study’ title: no assignments, no tasks, just really important thought-provoking information. Did you know that as the number of traumatic events experienced during childhood increases, the risk for the following health problems in adulthood increases: depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide attempts, heart and liver diseases, pregnancy problems, high stress, uncontrollable anger, and family, financial, and job problems.

Current research indicates that people who have experienced trauma are:

  • 15 times more likely to attempt suicide
  • 4 times more likely to become an alcoholic
  • 4 times more likely to develop a sexually transmitted disease
  • 4 times more likely to inject drugs
  • 3 times more likely to use antidepressant medication
  • 3 times more likely to be absent from work
  • 3 times more likely to experience depression
  • 3 times more likely to have serious job problems
  • 2.5 times more likely to smoke
  • 2 times more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • 2 times more likely to have a serious financial problem

Find out more about

  • Toxic stress
  • More about ACEs
  • How big is the problem?
  • How can we address ACEs?
  • The lifelong costs of ACEs
  • Raising resilient children
  • How to make young brains flourish and become more resilient

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When Robert Palmer began his training at Ballarat Teachers’ College in the 1960’s his experiences had been as a receiver of education, rather than an encourager of thinking. The political climate at the time was all about ‘individual differences’ and ‘thematic studies’, but very few knew what these really meant. Robert certainly didn’t. While...

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File Size: 464K
Pages: 31
Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Psychopathology, Neuro, Somatic Disorders, childhood maltreatment, Neuroimaging, Brain, Neurology, ACEs, Toxic Stress, Adverse Childhood
Age groups: All ages

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