Intergenerational transmission and prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

  title={Intergenerational transmission and prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).},
  author={Angela J. Narayan and Alicia F. Lieberman and Ann S. Masten},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},

Intergenerational Transmission of Effects of Women's Stressors During Pregnancy: Child Psychopathology and the Protective Role of Parenting

Objective Experiences of stress and adversity, such as intimate partner violence, confer risk for psychiatric problems across the life span. The effects of these risks are disproportionately borne by

The Moderating Effect of Contact with Children on the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Depression in Adulthood among a Chinese Adult Population

The effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on depression in adulthood has been identified in many studies; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. To understand the moderating

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: The Mediating Effects of Family Health

Indirect effects indicated that parental PCEs decreased AFEs through their impact on family health, and interventions designed to support family health may help decrease child AFEs.

Validation of the Assessment of Parent and Child Adversity (APCA) in Mothers and Young Children.

  • L. KingK. HumphreysG. ShawD. StevensonI. Gotlib
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53
  • 2022
Leveraging the ability of the APCA to distinguish between adversity during different life stages and originating from different sources, the findings highlight potentially distinct effects of different aspects of maternal and child adversity on difficulties in maternal and children mental health.

Disentangling adversity timing and type: Contrasting theories in the context of maternal prenatal physical and mental health using latent formative models.

C cumulative adversity is a more parsimonious predictor of maternal physical and mental health outcomes than adversity at any one specific adversity timing or subtype.

Identifying Risk and Resilience Factors in the Intergenerational Cycle of Maltreatment: Results From the TRANS-GEN Study Investigating the Effects of Maternal Attachment and Social Support on Child Attachment and Cardiovascular Stress Physiology

Introduction Childhood maltreatment (CM) is a developmental risk factor and can negatively influence later psychological functioning, health, and development in the next generation. A comprehensive



Assessment and screening of positive childhood experiences along with childhood adversity in research, practice, and policy

It is argued that adults' benevolent childhood experiences should be measured in large-scale data collection efforts, such as statewide surveys, alongside more routinely collected adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Adverse childhood experiences and sources of childhood resilience: a retrospective study of their combined relationships with child health and educational attendance

BackgroundAdverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including maltreatment and exposure to household stressors can impact the health of children. Community factors that provide support, friendship and

Intergenerational Continuity of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Homeless Families: Unpacking Exposure to Maltreatment Versus Family Dysfunction

Investigation of the intergenerational continuity of ACEs in mothers and young children aged 4 to 6 years living in emergency homeless shelters indicated that higher parental ACEs predicted higher child ACEs, but child exposure to maltreatment, but not family dysfunction, significantly predicted elevations in children’s socioemotional problems.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Prenatal Mental Health: Type of ACEs and Age of Maltreatment Onset

Findings underscore the importance of differentiating between childhood maltreatment versus family dysfunction ACEs and examining the timing and accumulation of maltreatment experiences during childhood, because these factors affect mental health during pregnancy.

Intergenerational Continuity in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Rural Community Environments

Efforts to increase community social cohesion and manage alcohol vendor density may assist families in breaking the cycle of maltreatment across generations.

Safe, Stable, and Nurtured: Protective Factors against Poor Physical and Mental Health Outcomes Following Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Responses exposed to four or more ACEs who grew up with an adult who made them feel safe and protected were less likely to report frequent mental distress or poor health.

Resilience and Adversity

Resilience research involves the study of processes predicting better-than-expected adjustment following exposure to adversity, with the central goal of informing effective interventions. This