ACEs and resilience: Methodological and conceptual issues

  title={ACEs and resilience: Methodological and conceptual issues},
  author={Assaf Oshri and Erinn K. Duprey and Sihong Liu and Andrea Gonzalez},
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)



Implications of Resilience Concepts for Scientific Understanding

  • M. Rutter
  • Psychology
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 2006
Five main implications stem from the research to date: resistance to hazards may derive from controlled exposure to risk (rather than its avoidance), and resilience may be constrained by biological programming or damaging effects of stress/adversity on neural structures.

Resilience under conditions of extreme stress: a multilevel perspective

  • D. Cicchetti
  • Psychology
    World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association
  • 2010
Investigating the multiple levels at which change is engendered through randomized control trials will provide insight into the mechanisms of change, the extent to which neural plasticity may be promoted, and the interrelations between biological and psychological processes in the development of maladaptation, psychopathology, and resilience.

Resilience in Developmental Science: A Case for Hormesis

Resilience refers to the ability of individuals to thrive in the face of adversity. Extant research shows that resilience is a process that emerges amidst a constellation of risk and protective

Ordinary magic. Resilience processes in development.

  • A. Masten
  • Psychology
    The American psychologist
  • 2001
An examination of converging findings from variable-focused and person-focused investigations of resilience suggests that resilience is common and that it usually arises from the normative functions of human adaptational systems, with the greatest threats to human development being those that compromise these protective systems.

Global perspectives on resilience in children and youth.

Progress and issues in research that aims to understand variations in human adaptation to adverse experiences are highlighted, and developmental scientists are urged to engage in international efforts to promote resilience.

The construct of resilience: a critical evaluation and guidelines for future work.

A critical appraisal of resilience, a construct connoting the maintenance of positive adaptation by individuals despite experiences of significant adversity, concludes that work on resilience possesses substantial potential for augmenting the understanding of processes affecting at-risk individuals.

Positive Youth Development and Resilience: Growth Patterns of Social Skills Among Youth Investigated for Maltreatment.

The primary aim was to identify social skills growth trajectories among at-risk youth to understand processes underlying resilience to underscore the saliency of social skills development for resilient outcomes in youth.

Resilience following Child Maltreatment: A Review of Protective Factors

Findings from resilience research needs to be applied to determine effective strategies and specific interventions to promote resilience and foster well-being among maltreated children.

Beyond Risk and Protective Factors: An Adaptation-Based Approach to Resilience

How does repeated or chronic childhood adversity shape social and cognitive abilities? According to the prevailing deficit model, children from high-stress backgrounds are at risk for impairments in