Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Prevalence and Severity of Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders: National Survey of Child Health (NSCH) 2011-2016
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Prevalence and Severity of Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders: National Survey of Child Health (NSCH) 2011-2016
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510329. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP303A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510329. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP303A
Abstract

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