Rondalyn Whitney, Elliott Theeke; Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Prevalence and Severity of Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders: National Survey of Child Health (NSCH) 2011-2016. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411510329. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP303A
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Date Presented 03/28/20
Early ACEs have implications relating to mental, behavioral, and developmental disabilities and lifelong health. This secondary data analysis of the NSCH demonstrates the relationship between ACEs and symptom severity for children with pediatric disability in the United States. Our results show that as adverse childhood experiences increase, symptom severity increases, emphasizing the importance of understanding underlying contextual factors in early intervention.
Primary Author and Speaker: Rondalyn Whitney
Contributing Authors: Elliott Theeke
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