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Lessening the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences with positive experiences

This article introduces the Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experiences (HOPE) language, which focuses on promoting child health and well-being through positive experiences that potentially counteract the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This framework stems from holistic approaches of child healthcare, and adds to them.

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Robert Sege, MD, PhD*, Charlyn Harper Browne, PhD

*Affiliated with the HOPE National Resource Center


Academic Pediatrics

Publication Date

September 2017


healthy outcomes from positive experiences, hope framework, positive childhood experiences, PCEs, adverse childhood experiences, ACEs, toxic stress, child development


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