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26-08-2023

Improving the Way that We Conceptualise Adverse Childhood Experiences – A Commentary on Sisitsky et al. (2023)

Auteurs: Jessie R. Baldwin, Lucy Bowes, Athena R. W. Chow

Gepubliceerd in: Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology | Uitgave 12/2023

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Abstract

Research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has traditionally relied on cumulative ACE scores, which prevents understanding about the effects of distinct adversities and their mechanistic pathways. Dimensional and person-centred approaches have been proposed as alternative methods to conceptualise ACEs, which address limitations of the cumulative ACE score. In this issue, Sisitsky et al. (Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 2023) apply these approaches to identify dimensions of ACEs and profiles of children with distinct patterns of early exposure, in a large, racially diverse cohort from the US. The authors also examine the longitudinal associations between profiles of early adversity in early childhood with later mental health and telomere length. In this commentary, we discuss key findings from the study and recommend future avenues for improving the conceptualisation of ACEs.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Improving the Way that We Conceptualise Adverse Childhood Experiences – A Commentary on Sisitsky et al. (2023)
Auteurs
Jessie R. Baldwin
Lucy Bowes
Athena R. W. Chow
Publicatiedatum
26-08-2023
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology / Uitgave 12/2023
Print ISSN: 2730-7166
Elektronisch ISSN: 2730-7174
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-023-01107-3

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