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Helping to reduce the negative impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

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What are adverse childhood experiences?

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) was conducted in the 1990s in the US and has demonstrated the link between adverse childhood experiences and the life-long effect on people’s lives in terms of health and social problems. Since the study, ACEs are increasingly made reference to by health professionals, social workers, police and educationalists in different countries across the world in an attempt to better understand, support and reduce the impact of all types of ACEs.

The ACE Study identified a number of adverse childhood experiences involving the maltreatment of a child, for example:

  • verbal abuse
  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • physical abuse

Furthermore, the study found that a child may experience childhood adversity if growing up in a household where adults are experiencing or suffering from:

  • relationship break-up
  • mental illness
  • domestic violence
  • drug abuse
  • incarnation

Helping to minimize the impact of ACEs

Being in a position to identify ACEs means that services can work with children, parents and families to help minimise the occurrence and the negative effects of ACEs.  Furthermore, there are support services and groups working to address and support with the impact of individual adverse childhood experiences. These include state-funded services, charities, not-for-profit organizations and self-help groups.  These services may specifically aim to raise awareness and provide specific advice and support with, for example, domestic violence, mental illness or drug abuse. Services often offer initial support via websites, allowing people to access invaluable information both discreetly and anonymously in the first instance. This online support is an important lifeline to children and parents, individuals and families, victims and sufferers.

Offering your website content in the appropriate languages

If you maintain a website providing vital information and support, are you sure that all your target groups can access your content quickly and easily? Are you meeting the language needs of the specific groups in your community? People prefer to access information in their mother tongue. This should allow people to better understand the content and act on information in a more timely manner, which may be particularly important if seeking support with issues raised through adverse childhood experiences. Linguation.com is an online translation agency offering quick and affordable translations, regardless of length. Linguation.com will assign native speakers to any website translation or information sheet, who have a cultural understanding of the particular needs to the target group, ensuring a flawless and appropriate translation of your website content or document. Linguation.com also has professionals who have an understanding of search engine optimization to make sure that your translation has a high ranking and hence can be found by those in vital need of your support.

Let’s make sure we provide content of interest to a younger audience and make it relevant to them. Furthermore, by providing content in different languages we can reach a much wider group of young people.

More information about website translation may be found at: https://www.linguation.com/en/website-translation

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