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Anda RF, Felitti VJ, Bremner JD, Walker JD, Whitfield C, Perry BD, Dube SR, Giles WH. The enduring effects of abuse and related adverse experiences in childhood: A convergence of evidence from neurobiology and epidemiologyEur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2006 Apr;256(3):174-86.

The BELLE Study. New York University, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Berntsen D, Johannessen KB, Thomsen YD, Bertelsen M, Hoyle RH, Rubin DC. Peace and war: trajectories of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms before, during, and after military deployment in Afghanistan. Psychol Sci. 2012 Dec;23(12):1557-65. doi: 10.1177/0956797612457389. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

Blosnich, John R. et al. Disparities in Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Individuals With a History of Military Service. JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(9):1041-1048. 

Boyce, W. Thomas, Sokolowski, Marla B., Robinson, Gene E. Toward a new biology of social adversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012 Oct. This Volume 109, Supplement 2 contains papers from all the presentations at the Sackler Colloquium. Here is the link to all of the papers: Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners Sackler Colloquium

Boynton-Jarrett, Renée et al. Childhood Abuse and Age at MenarcheJournal of Adolescent Health 2013 Feb; Volume 52, Issue 2, Pages 241-247. 

Brooks, Rechele and Meltzoff, Andrew N. Connecting the dots from infancy to childhood: A longitudinal study connecting gaze following, language, and explicit theory of mindJournal of Experimental Child Psychology 2015 Feb; Volume 130, Pages 67-78. 

CAHMI. Adverse Childhood Experiences, Childhood Trauma and Positive Health. 2017.

CAHMI - Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CAHMI. Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health. 2016. 

CAHMI. National Survey of Children's Health 2016. 2016.

CDC. Adverse Childhood Experiences Journal Articles by Topic Area. 2016. Adverse Childhood Experiences Journal Articles by Topic Area.

CDC. Leading Causes of Death Reports, National and Regional, 1999 - 2015.

CDC. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2013. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2014 Surveillance Summaries, Volume 63, Number 4.

Childhood trauma predicts antidepressant response in adults with major depression: data from the randomized international study to predict optimized treatment for depressionNature Translational Psychiatry, published online May 3, 2016.

Child Mind Institute. 2017 Children's Mental Health Report. 2017. One-pager of the report.

Children's Defense Fund. Ending Child Poverty Now

Child Trends. The Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture Series. 2006.

Council on Early Childhood. Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice. Pediatrics. June 2014.

Earnshaw, Valerie A. et al. Peer Victimization, Depressive Symptoms, and Substance Use: A Longitudinal Analysis. Pediatrics. May 2017.

Felitti VJ, Anda RF, Nordenberg D, Williamson DF, Spitz AM, Edwards V, Koss MP, Marks JS. Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) StudyAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine 1998;14:245–258.

Flora Traub and Renée Boynton-Jarrett. Modifiable Resilience Factors to Childhood Adversity for Clinical Pediatric Practice. Pediatrics. May 2017, Volume 139, Issue 5.

Gee, Dylan G. et al. Early Developmental Emergence of Human Amygdala–prefrontal Connectivity after Maternal DeprivationProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110.39 (2013): 15638–15643

Harville, Emily W. and Boynton-Jarrett, Renée. Childhood social hardships and fertility: a prospective cohort study. Annals of Epidemiology 2013 Dec; Volume 23, Issue 12, Pages 784-790.e1. 

Healio. Developmental/Behavioral Medicine. 2018.

Heckman, James J. et al. An Analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership Program. 2017 NBER Working Paper Series.

Hughes K et al. The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  2017 Aug;2(8):e356-e366.

Felitti VJ, Anda RF et al. Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1998 May;14(4):245-58.

Innocenti Research Centre. Measuring child poverty. UNICEF. 2012.

Jacobs, Marni B. et al. Adverse childhood event experiences, fertility difficulties and menstrual cycle characteristics. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015; Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 46-57. 

King, Cheryl A. et al. Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide. NIH

Marie-Mitchell A and O'Connor TG. Adverse childhood experiences: translating knowledge into identification of children at risk for poor outcomes. Academic Pediatrics 2013 Jan-Feb;13(1):14-9.

McEwen, Bruce. Brain on stress: How the social environment gets under the skin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 109, Supplement 2, October 16, 2012. 

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health. In Brief:  Traumatic Events in Childhood and Adolescence Increase Risk for Perimenopausal Depression. 2017.

National Home Visiting Resource Center. Home Visiting Yearbook. 2017.

Office of Inspector General. Second-Generation Antipsychotic Drug Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children: Quality-of-Care Concerns. Department of Health and Human Services. March 2015.

O’Mahoney et al. Early-life adversity and brain development: Is the microbiome a missing piece of the puzzle? Neuroscience 2017 Feb 7; 342:37-54

Palma-Gudiel H. Maternal psychosocial stress during pregnancy alters the epigenetic signature of the glucocorticoid receptor gene promoter in their offspring: a meta-analysisEpigenetics 2015;10(10):893-902.

Rubin, David et al. Needs of Kinship Care Families and Pediatric Practice. Pediatrics. April 2017, Volume 139, Issue 4.

Rubin, Jennifer et al. Are better health outcomes related to social expenditure? A cross-national empirical analysis of social expenditure and population health measures. 2016 RAND Corporation

Sawhill, Isabel V. and Karpilow, Quentin. How Much Could We Improve Children's Life Chances by Intervening Early and Often? Center on Children and Families at BROOKINGS, CCF Brief #54, July 2014.

Schonfeld, David J. et al. Providing Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters and CrisesPediatrics. September 2015.

Schor ELFamily pediatrics: report of the Task Force on the Family.  2003 Jun;111(6 Pt 2):1541-71.

Schwaiger M et al, Altered Stress-Induced Regulation of Genes in Monocytes in Adults with a History of Childhood AdversityNeuropsychopharmacology. 2016 May 11. doi: 10.1038/npp.2016.57. [Epub ahead of print]

Shonkoff, Jack. Leveraging the biology of adversity to address the roots of disparities in health and developmentProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012 Oct; Vol 109, Supplement 2.

Shonkoff JP et al. The lifelong effects of early childhood adversity and toxic stress.  2012 Jan;129(1):e232-46

Singer, B.H. Longitudinal study about various topics. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2001.

Society for Research in Child Development. Social Policy Report. Volume 28, Number 1, 2014.

Edited by Solloway, Michele R. et al. Child Well-Being and Adverse Childhood Experiences in the US. Academic Pediatrics 2017; Volume 17, Issue 7, Supplement, S1-S158.

Spinazzola, Joseph, Hodgdon, Hilary et al. Unseen Wounds: The Contribution of Psychological Maltreatment to Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Risk Outcomes. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2014, Vol. 6, No. S1, S18 –S28.

The State of America's Children 2017 Report -- "The Children’s Defense Fund’s new report, The State of America’s Children® 2017, provides a comprehensive look at the status of America’s children in 11 areas: child population, child poverty, income and wealth inequality, housing and homelessness, child hunger and nutrition, child health, early childhood, education, child welfare, juvenile justice and gun violence. The report’s corresponding state factsheets provide one-page summaries of how children are doing in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and nationwide."

Suomi, Stephen J. Behavioral, biological, and epigenetic consequences of different early social experiences in primates

Suomi, Stephen J., Paukner, Annika et al. Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Primate Biobehavioral Development. National Institutes of Health.

Tottenham, N. Social scaffolding of human amygdala-mPFC circuit developmentSocial Neuroscience, (2015) 10:5, 489-499.

Tudiver, Sari et al. Remembrance of Things Past: the legacy of childhood sexual abuse in midlife women. Canadian Women's Health Network, Volume XVII No. 4.

Tyrka, Audrey R. et al. Childhood Maltreatment and Telomere Shortening: Preliminary Support for an Effect of Early Stress on Cellular Aging. Biological Psychiatry 2010 March; Volume 67, Issue 6, pages 531-534. 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness

Wabitsch, Martin et al. Unexpected plateauing of childhood obesity rates in developed countries. BMC Medicine 2014.

Weisleder, Adriana, Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer et al. Promotion of Positive Parenting and Prevention of Socioemotional Disparities. Pediatrics. January 2016.

Williams J et al. Co-location of mental health professionals in primary care settings: three North Carolina models.  2006 Jul;45(6):537-43.

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Here is an additional working paper that may be useful:

Adopting ACEs Screening and Assessment in Child Serving Systems

Drawing information from four research studies addressing adversity and trauma, CAFRU researchers share early lessons and findings documenting trauma effects with those in three service systems: early learning and K-12 education, primary health care, and youth development.

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