Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Call to Action for Osteopathic Medicine

  • Deanna St. Germain, DO Medical Director, Kids’ FIRST Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • Kyle J. Rutledge, MS, PhD, OMS IV Medical Student, Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon, Oregon

Abstract

It has been nearly 20 years since the first Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was published. It is time for the osteopathic profession to embrace these findings – that adversity and trauma in childhood foster ill health in adults and children. We need to champion a well-informed work force of medical providers who practice trauma-informed care. This should be completely intuitive for us, as our credo of mind, body and spirit aligns perfectly with this knowledge.

How to Cite
St. Germain, DO, D., and K. J. Rutledge, MS, PhD, OMS IV. “Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Call to Action for Osteopathic Medicine”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 9, no. 4, 1, https://ofpjournal.com/index.php/ofp/article/view/511.
Section
Review Articles