Clinical Guide: Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research is some of the most important in our field. There’s little related to forensic healthcare that isn’t impacted by the results of Dr. Felitti, Dr. Anda and their colleagues. It would be virtually impossible to include all of the information available on ACEs, but I have tried to provide a good sampling of resources. If all else fails, follow the PubMed search at the bottom of this guide for the most comprehensive and current science.

From FHO

Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders

Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders

Over at PreventConnect they published a blog post on a new study out in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. The article, Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders: Implications for Trauma-Informed Care, and the blog…

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Childhood Trauma: Changing Minds

Don’t forget we have a giveaway going on this week. See all the details here. Have you seen the new multimedia presentation on childhood trauma from Futures Without Violence? If not I encourage you to take a look--some terrific information about…

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

For your viewing pleasure: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about childhood trauma and its impact on health...There's a lot to talk about here.  

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Full-Text Friday (on Sunday): Childhood Misfortune as a Threat to Successful Aging

Full-Text Friday (on Sunday): Childhood Misfortune as a Threat to Successful Aging

You know your brain is a tad overloaded when the mere act of hitting the "publish" button is too much. So this post sat languishing in draft purgatory until I noticed this bit of sadness and quickly rectified. Apologies for being…

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Public Health Implications of Child Maltreatment

The CDC has a new website focusing on the public health implications of child maltreatment. It's part of the Veto Violence campaign and while it's specifically geared toward health department personnel and other public health professionals, there are some things…

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Worthwhile Read: Mapping Childhood Trauma

Worthwhile Read: Mapping Childhood Trauma

My dear friend Val sent me this article and I thought it was such a fantastic read, I figured it would be of interest to FHO's readers, as well. Enjoy a look at (or a listen to--there's corresponding audio) this…

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Websites

ACEs Too High

ACEs Too High
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Academy on Violence and Abuse ACEs Best Practices

Academy on Violence and Abuse ACEs Best Practices
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CDC’s ACE Study main page

CDC’s ACE Study main page
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CDC's About Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System ACE Data

About Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System ACE Data
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CDC’s ACE Presentation Graphics

CDC’s ACE Presentation Graphics
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CDC’s Updated list of ACE Journal Articles by Topic

CDC’s Updated list of ACE Journal Articles by Topic
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SAMHSA's Adverse Childhood Experiences Page

SAMHSA's Adverse Childhood Experiences Page
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Articles (full-text)

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Associated With The Risk Of Lung Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study

Brown DW, Anda RF, Felitti VJ, Edwards VJ, Malarcher AM, Croft JB, Giles WH. Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Associated With The Risk Of Lung Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study. (FULL-TEXT). BMC Public Health. 2010 Jan 19;10:20.
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Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma

American Academy of Pediatrics. Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma (FULL-TEXT) Amer Acad Peds. 2014.
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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Gender, And HIV Risk Behaviors: Results From A Population-Based Sample

Fang L, Chuang DM, Lee Y. Adverse Childhood Experiences, Gender, And HIV Risk Behaviors: Results From A Population-Based Sample. (FULL-TEXT). Prev Med Rep. 2016 May 31;4:113-20.
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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Survey of Resident Practice, Knowledge, and Attitude

Tink W, Tink JC, Turin TC, Kelly M.. Adverse Childhood Experiences: Survey of Resident Practice, Knowledge, and Attitude. (FULL-TEXT). Fam Med. 2017 Jan;49(1):7-13.
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Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention

Chamberlain, L. Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention (FULL-TEXT). VAWNet, 2006.
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Childhood Misfortune as a Threat to Successful Aging: Avoiding Disease

Schafer MH, Ferraro KF. Childhood Misfortune as a Threat to Successful Aging: Avoiding Disease (FULL-TEXT). The Gerontologist. 2012;52(1):111-120. doi:10.1093/geront/gnr071.
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Further victimization of child sexual abuse victims: A latent class typology of re-victimization trajectories

Papalia NL, Luebbers S, Ogloff JR, Cutajar M, Mullen PE, Mann E. Further victimization of child sexual abuse victims: A latent class typology of re-victimization trajectories. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Mar 13. pii: S0145-2134(17)30088-1.
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Patient Preferences for Discussing Childhood Trauma in Primary Care

Goldstein E, Athale N, Sciolla AF, Catz SL. Patient Preferences for Discussing Childhood Trauma in Primary Care. Perm J. 2017;21. doi: 10.7812/TPP/16-055. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
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The Enduring Effects Of Abuse And Related Adverse Experiences In Childhood: A Convergence Of Evidence From Neurobiology And Epidemiology

Anda RF, Felitti VJ, Bremner JD, et al. The Enduring Effects Of Abuse And Related Adverse Experiences In Childhood: A Convergence Of Evidence From Neurobiology And Epidemiology (FULL-TEXT). European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. 2006;256(3):174-186. doi:10.1007/s00406-005-0624-4.
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The Relationship Of Adverse Childhood Experiences To A History Of Premature Death Of Family Members

Anda RF, Dong M, Brown DW, et al. The Relationship Of Adverse Childhood Experiences To A History Of Premature Death Of Family Members. (FULL-TEXT). BMC Public Health. 2009;9:106. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-106.
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