$2.75M committed to prevent childhood trauma

Kaiser Permanente funds new research to study how to prevent and mitigate childhood trauma.

Kaiser Permanente has committed $2.75 million to new research to help prevent and mitigate the health effects of adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs.

ACEs are traumatic childhood events, including abuse, neglect, household dysfunction, systemic racism, and living in a high crime neighborhood. Kaiser Permanente has the bold ambition to prevent and minimize ACEs so future generations can be healthier and more resilient.

The goal of the new research funding is to find both clinical and community-based interventions to address childhood trauma. By identifying successful approaches that can be used more broadly, researchers can help break cycles of trauma and create a brighter future for children.

Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to ACEs research