Theories of Human Behavior and Development: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (SW505) [PDF]

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The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and its robust and far-reaching findings regarding the widespread prevalence of childhood abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, and the role of these factors as risk factors for later health risk behaviors and adult diseases, death, and social functioning. The PowerPoint outline details the ACE study.