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Childhood adversity shapes adolescent delinquency, fatherhood – Phys.org

About 61% of Americans have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), experts’ formal term for a traumatic childhood event.

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About 61% of Americans have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), experts’ formal term for a traumatic childhood event.
ACEswhich may include abuse, neglect and severe household dysfunctionoften lead to psychological and social struggles that reach into adulthood, making ACEs a major public health challenge. But the long-term consequences of ACEs are just beginning to be understood in detail. To fill in the picture, two recent BYU studies analyzed how ACEs shape adolescents’ delinquent…

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