The Interrelation of Adverse Childhood Experiences within an At-Risk Pediatric Sample

  title={The Interrelation of Adverse Childhood Experiences within an At-Risk Pediatric Sample},
  author={Brandon G Scott and Nadine J. Burke and Carl F. Weems and Julia L. Hellman and Victor G. Carri{\'o}n},
  journal={Journal of Child \& Adolescent Trauma},
Past research has linked adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to physical and mental health problems. Theoretical models imply that ACE exposure is not entirely random but that one type of ACE exposure (e.g., parental incarceration) may be related to increased risk for another type of ACE exposure (e.g., physical abuse); however, the empirical nature of ACE co-occurrence remains unclear. The aim of this study was to examine ACE co-occurrence in a pediatric sample (n = 672). Results indicated… 

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