Tagged: Child Poverty

REPORT: Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences And Health

To have multiple ACEs is a major risk factor for many health conditions. The outcomes most strongly associated with multiple ACEs represent ACE risks for the next generation (eg, violence, mental illness, and substance use).
To sustain improvements in public health requires a shift in focus to include prevention of ACEs, resilience building, and ACE-informed service provision.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global platform to reduce ACEs and their life-course effect on health…

NEWS: CoA Week: Civil Society Open Letter

When home is the most dangerous place – millions of children are growing up in families with alcohol problems, but society is largely failing them…

BLOG: Seven Connections: Alcohol Causes Poverty

Poverty is not merely material deprivation; poverty is more than lack of income; poverty is more than the absence of resources needed for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets. Poverty has multiple dimensions. Analyzing poverty through the lens of alcohol harm offers important insights for how to end poverty sustainably and comprehensively…

NEWS: UN Envoy: Need Concerted Efforts To End Violence Against Children

UN Envoy: Need more concerted efforts to end violence against children in Vietnam
Concluding a three-day visit to Viet Nam, a United Nations envoy has called on the government, civil society and all stakeholders to take united action to eliminate violence against children…

NEWS: Study: Childhood Abuse Fuels Later Addictions

Childhood abuse and chronic parental domestic violence fuels substance addictions later in life
Adults who have alcohol or other drug dependency have experienced very high rates of early adversities, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Toronto…

NEWS: US Elections: Call To Make Child Health Priority

US Elections: Call To Make Child Health Priority. Public calls on presidential candidates: Make children’s health a priority
In a nationally-representative survey of more than 2,000 adults across the US, children’s health concerns emerged as top policy priorities for this year’s candidates for President…

NEWS: EURO 2016: “Fans” Mock Refugee Kids

EURO 2016, the European football championships taking place in France this month, is delivering more examples for the fact that football and alcohol do not belong together:
England fans are filmed while mocking refugee children in France as they pay one child to down a whole pint of beer and have other children scramble over coins…

NEWS: Alcohol, Tobacco Rip Whole In Personal Finances

Alcohol and tobacco use are drains on personal finances and rip wholes into people’s wallets and bank accounts. A new study released Tuesday by the personal finance organization WalletHub gives us a rough idea of the fact that tobacco, like alcohol use, expenditures are ripping wholes into the wallets and bank accounts of people…

BLOG: Ugandan President Museveni: Alcohol Kills Youth’s Innovativeness

Alcohol is a major obstacle to development in Uganda, linked with food insecurity, gender-based violence and HIV/Aids – and it places a disproportionate burden on young Ugandans. Even President Museveni has started to voice grave concerns…