Article of the Year: ACEs and Counter-ACEs: How Positive and Negative Childhood Experiences Influence Adult Health
Focus of this Article
Child Abuse & Neglect Article of the Year finalist: Join co-authors Ali Crandall and Brianna Magnusson of the Department of Public Health at Brigham Young University as they discuss their 2019 article that focuses on how positive childhood experiences may lead to better adult health, especially in the presence of adversity. While numerous studies over the past two decades have found a link between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and worse adult health outcomes, recent findings have shown that positive experiences (or counter-ACEs) may mitigate the effects of ACEs on adolescent and adult health and may of themselves be important to lifelong wellbeing. Drs. Crandall and Magnusson will discuss these findings in the context of childhood trauma and the policy and practice implications.
Journal Club Date:
October 7, 2021