Mitigating the effects of childhood trauma [medicalxpress.com]

 

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to mental health disorders in adolescence, and healthy family functioning and civic engagement can mitigate such damaging impact, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden study.

Furthermore, low household income and low parent education increase the chances that children will have adverse experiences, explains Wenhua Lu, an assistant professor of childhood studies at Rutgers University–Camden, who co-authored the study with Yunyu Xiao, a researcher at New York University.

"Early assessment and interventions for children with ACEs are necessary to prevent the development of mental disorders in adolescence, especially for minority adolescents and those of ," write the authors in the study.

[For more on this story by Tom Mclaughlin, Rutgers University, go to https://medicalxpress.com/news...hildhood-trauma.html]

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