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A full list of resources about the adverse effects of ACEs, pathways for solutions, and how to become trauma informed in your practice. 
Resources and References
  • Bloom, J. R. (1990). The relationship of social support and health. Social Science and Medicine, 30(5), 635-637. doi:10.1016/0277-9536(90)90162-L

  • Chandler, G. E., Roberts, S. J., and Chiodo, L. (2015). Resilience intervention for young adults with adverse childhood experiences. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 21(6), 406-416. doi:10.1177/1078390315620609

  • Chapman, D. P., Wheaton, A. G., Anda, R. F., Croft, J. B., Edwards, V. J., Liu, Y., . . . Perry, G. S. (2011). Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances in adults. Sleep Medicine, 12(8), 773-779. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2011.03.013

  • Danese, A., and McEwen, B. S. (2012;2011;). Adverse childhood experiences, allostasis, allostatic load, and age-related disease. Physiology and Behavior, 106(1), 29-39. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.08.019

  • Dong, M., Dube, S. R., Felitti, V. J., Giles, W. H., and Anda, R. F. (2003). Adverse childhood experiences and self-reported liver disease: New insights into the causal pathway. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163(16), 1949-1956. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.16.1949

  • Dube, S. R., Miller, J. W., Brown, D. W., Giles, W. H., Felitti, V. J., Dong, M., and Anda, R. F. (2006). Adverse childhood experiences and the association with ever using alcohol and initiating alcohol use during adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(4), 444.e1-444.e10. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2005.06.006

  • Felitti, V. J. (2009). Adverse childhood experiences and adult health. Academic Pediatrics, 9(3), 131-132. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2009.03.001

  • Felitti, V. J., Anda, R. F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D. F., Spitz, A. M., Edwards, V., . . . Marks, J. S. (1998). 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, 14(4), 245.

  • Ford, J. D., and Blaustein, M. E. (2013). Systemic self-regulation: A framework for trauma-informed services in residential juvenile justice programs. Journal of Family Violence, 28(7), 665-677. doi:10.1007/s10896-013-9538-5

  • Hamberger, L. K., Saunders, D. G., and Hovey, M. (1992). Prevalence of domestic violence in community practice and rate of physician inquiry. Family Medicine, 24(4), 283.

  • Hillis, S., Mercy, J., Amobi, A., and Kress, H. (2016). Global prevalence of past-year violence against children: A systematic review and minimum estimates. Pediatrics, 137(3), e20154079-e20154079. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-4079

  • Huebner, G., Boothby, N., J. L. Aber, G. L. Darmstadt, A. Diaz, A. S. Masten, H. Yoshikawa, J. Sachs, I. Redlener, A. Emmel, M. Pitt, L. Arnold, B. Barber, B. Berman, R. Blum, M. Canavera, J. Eckerle, N. A. Fox, J. L. Gibbons, S. W. Hargarten, C. Landers, C. A. Nelson III, S. D. Pollak, V. Rauh, M. Samson, F. Ssewamala, N. St Clair, L. Stark, R. Waldman, M. Wessells, S. L. Wilson, and C.H. Zeanah. 2016. Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young ChildrenGlobally. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.

  • Karr-Morse, R, and Wiley, M.S. (2012). Scared sick: The role of childhood trauma and adult disease. New York, NY: Basic Books.

  • Levin, L. S., and Idler, E. L. (1983). Self-care in health. Annual Review of Public Health, 4(1), 181-201. doi:10.1146/annurev.pu.04.050183.001145

  • Messman-Moore, T. L., Walsh, K. L., and DiLillo, D. (2010). Emotion dysregulation and risky sexual behavior in revictimization. Child Abuse and Neglect, 34(12), 967-976. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2010.06.004

  • Payton, J. W., Wardlaw, D. M., Graczyk, P. A., Bloodworth, M. R., Tompsett, C. J., and Weissberg, R. P. (2000). Social and emotional learning: A framework for promoting mental health and reducing risk behavior in children and youth. Journal of School Health, 70(5), 179-185. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2000.tb06468.x

  • Pihl, R. O., and Bruce, K. R. (1995). Cognitive impairment in children of alcoholics. Alcohol Health and Research World, 19(2), 142.

  • Pretty, C., O'Leary, D. D., Cairney, J., and Wade, T. J. (2013). Adverse childhood experiences and the cardiovascular health of children: A cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics, 13(1), 208-208. doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-208

  • Sapolsky, R. M. (2003). Stress and plasticity in the limbic system. Neurochemical Research, 28(11), 1735-1742. doi:10.1023/A:1026021307833

  • Seeman, T. E. (1996). Social ties and health: The benefits of social integration. Annals of Epidemiology, 6(5), 442-451. doi:10.1016/S1047-2797(96)00095-6

  • Shannon, P. J., Simmelink-McCleary, J., Im, H., Becher, E., and Crook-Lyon, R. E. (2014). Developing self-care practices in a trauma treatment course. Journal of Social Work Education, 50(3), 440-453.

  • Shonkoff, J. P., Phillips, D. A., and National Research Council (U.S.). (2000). From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early child development. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.

  • Shonkoff, J. P., Garner, A. S., Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and The committee on psychosocial aspects of child and family health, committee on early chlidhood, adaoption and dependent care, and section on develomental and behavioral pediatrics. (2012). The lifelong effects of early childhood adversity and toxic stress. Pediatrics, 129(1), e232-e246. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-2663

  • Slopen, N., Koenen, K. C., and Kubzansky, L. D. (2012). Childhood adversity and immune and inflammatory biomarkers associated with cardiovascular risk in youth: A systematic review. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26(2), 239-250. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2011.11.003

  • Teisl, M., and Cicchetti, D. (2008;2007;). Physical abuse, cognitive and emotional processes, and Aggressive/Disruptive behavior problems. Social Development, 17(1), 1-23. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9507.2007.00412.x

  • Trauma-informed: The Trauma Toolkit.Second Edition, 2013, Clinic Community Health Centre

  • Tyrka AR, Price LH, Kao HT, Porton B, Marsella SA, Carpenter LL. Childhood maltreatment and telomere shortening: preliminary support for an effect of early stress on cellular aging. Biol Psychiatry 2010;67(6):531–4.

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