The ACE Study
was conducted by Kaiser Permanente with Dr. Vincent Felitti and the CDC in the late 90’s. For the first time, adverse childhood experiences were correlated to addictions, diseases, mental health issues as other adverse situations. Understanding ACEs leads to trauma informed care, removing children from their abusive situations, allowing for healing, and acknowledging how these ACEs are preventable.
Geraldine Butts Stahly, Ph.D. Research (2015) This second wave of research shows of the contested divorce custody cases women are starting out with primary custody and losing it once within the court system.