Title

Changing Medicine and Building Community: Maine's Adverse Childhood Experiences Momentum.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Institution/Department

Psychiatry, Pediatrics

Journal Title

Perm J

MeSH Headings

Child, Child Welfare, Education, Medical, Continuing, Humans, Maine, Social Work

Abstract

Physicians are instrumental in community education, prevention, and intervention for adverse childhood experiences. In Maine, a statewide effort is focusing on education about adverse childhood experiences and ways that communities and physicians can approach childhood adversity. This article describes how education about adversity and resilience can positively change the practice of medicine and related fields. It exemplifies the collective impact model by increasing community knowledge, affecting medical practice, and improving lives.

ISSN

1552-5775

First Page

92

Last Page

95

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