The American Psychological Association has published a special issue focusing on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). In this special issue you will find a variety of articles addressing ACEs and the impact they have on us from biology to policy.
From the American Psychological Association, "The goal of this special issue is to publish articles that encompass the range of work being conducted in research, practice, programs, and policy in psychology and allied disciplines. This emphasis is captured in its subtitle: Translation to Action." The issue is divided into three sections:
How Broadly Should Adverse Childhood Experiences Be Defined?
- Translating the neuroscience of adverse childhood experiences to inform policy and foster population-level resilience.
- Integrating and synthesizing adversity and resilience knowledge and action: The ICARE model.
- Community-wide resilience mitigates adverse childhood experiences on adult and youth health, school/work, and problem behaviors.
How Should Adverse Childhood Experiences Be Assessed?
- Recognizing the cumulative burden of childhood adversities transforms science and practice for trauma and resilience.
- All adverse childhood experiences are not equal: The contribution of synergy to adverse childhood experience scores.
- Capturing the developmental timing of adverse childhood experiences: The Adverse Life Experiences Scale.
How Can Adverse Childhood Experiences Science Translate Into High Quality Services?
- Adverse childhood experiences among justice-involved youth: Data-driven recommendations for action using the sequential intercept model.
- Differences in childhood adversity, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among veterans and nonveterans.
- Adverse childhood experiences among youth from high-achieving schools: Appraising vulnerability processes toward fostering resilience.
- Adverse childhood experiences in African Americans: Framework, practice, and policy.
- Translating cultural assets research into action to mitigate adverse childhood experience–related health disparities among African American youth.
- A prenatal programming perspective on the intergenerational transmission of maternal adverse childhood experiences to offspring health problems.
- The importance of adverse childhood experiences during the perinatal period.
- Implications of adverse childhood experiences screening on behavioral health services: A scoping review and systems modeling analysis.
- Opportunities for psychologists to enact community change through adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and resilience networks.