Prevention is the primary solution. More often than not, parents will raise their children the way they were raised. This is why we must PREVENT generational cycles of unproven practices from being passed down from one generation to the next.
Intervention activities and strategies must be deployed in order to stop the bleeding. These activities are offered to families with risk factors associated with child maltreatment (e.g., poverty, violence, substance abuse, mental health disorders) to strengthen protective factors and mitigate risk.
Educating families who have already experienced ACEs and toxic stress by intervening to mitigate their impacts, prevent recurrence, and build capacity for buffering of toxic stress