Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Statistically, the physical aftermath (costs) of sexual violence may include: ● Increased health care services: Violence and abuse counted for up to 37.5% of total healthcare costs in 2008. Children who experience sexual violence also experience lifelong consequences. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, both positive and negative childhood experiences have an impact on future violence, victimization, health, and opportunity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the lifetime costs associated with child maltreatment is $124 billion with about $25 billion for healthcare costs. One study found that the long-term annual health care costs were 16% higher for women with a history of sexual
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