There’s no mystery to what happened in Uvalde; there were many opportunities to prevent it .

I vote this blog post by Jane Stevens be required reading for all. It’s that important.

ACEs Too High

Thousands of parents, pediatricians, social workers, educators, community advocates, kids, judges, police, district attorneys knowexactlywhat led to Salvador Rolando Ramos running into a school and slaughtering 19 kids and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. And what could have derailed his path, as well as the path of all other recent mass shooters.

To people educated about the consequences of too many childhood adversities and too few positive experiences, what happened in Uvalde is not a mystery.

Research has established that:

  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are the root cause of most of our economic, social, physical and mental health issues.
  • People with more than four types of ACEs and few positive childhood experiences have an extraordinarily high risk of violence as both victims and perpetrators, cancer, heart disease, mental illness, alcoholism and drug use, and dying prematurely.
  • What’s an ACE? The 10 in the originalCDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood…

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