Changing Medicine and Building Community: Maine's Adverse Childhood Experiences Momentum.
Child, Child Welfare, Education, Medical, Continuing, Humans, Maine, Social Work
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.
Forstadt, Leslie; Cooper, Sally; and Andrews, Sue Mackey, "Changing Medicine and Building Community: Maine's Adverse Childhood Experiences Momentum." (2015). Maine Medical Center. 1741.