Global Perspective On ACEs (Chapter 11 in Adverse Childhood Experiences: Using Evidence to Advance Research, Practice, Policy, and Prevention).
Massetti, Greta M. Hughes, Karen. Mercy, James.
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Published: October 2019
Academic Press / Elsevier
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A wealth of scientific data has established the substantial burden of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on health and life course outcomes well into adulthood. Although the availability of data on ACEs has been expanding, much of this research has been conducted using samples from high-income countries, primarily from the US. ACEs can and do affect all children. However, data gaps in understanding the prevalence of and outcomes associated with ACEs globally have limited the information available on ACEs across countries and contexts. Recent studies on ACEs from countries around the world have begun to shed light on methods for measuring ACEs in low-resource settings and establish important baselines for the prevalence and burden of ACEs across contexts. Continued efforts to fill these data gaps could result in opportunities for high-quality data to inform effective global action to address and reduce the burden of ACEs. (Author abstract)
childhood trauma; child abuse; outcomes; research needs; child welfare research; Incidence; sequelae; policy formation; evidence based practice; data collection; cross cultural studies