In this report, we utilize data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences module of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and from a linked state initiated Child Health Survey to evaluate the impacts of parental history of adversity not only on their own adult health, but on the current health and well-being of their children. These data provide a window on the inter generational transmission of adversity, and a clear call to action. Cross-sector stakeholders including those from the research, policy, state-government, education, health, philanthropy, business, and legal communities in Colorado are working together to identify and protect against the serious life-long consequences of early life adversity. In this report, we highlight selected projects and efforts in Colorado to identify and prevent the short and long-term consequences of early life stress through family-centered approaches.


Published by: Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood

Published date: 2017