Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including maltreatment and exposure to household stressors can impact the health of children. Community factors that provide support, friendship and opportunities for development may build children’s resilience and protect them against some harmful impacts of ACEs. This paper examines if a history of ACEs is associated with poor childhood health and school attendance and the extent to which such outcomes are counteracted by community resilience assets.

Authors: Mark Bellis, Karen Hughes+ 6 more
, Kat Ford, Katie Hardcastle, Catherine Sharp, Sara Wood, Lucia Homolova, Alisha Davies
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