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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience and Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Common Denominator Issues for Children with Emotional, Mental, or Behavioral Problems

TitleAdverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience and Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Common Denominator Issues for Children with Emotional, Mental, or Behavioral Problems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBethell, C, Gombojav, N, Solloway, M, Wissow, L
JournalChild Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am
Volume25
Pagination139-56
Date PublishedApr
ISBN Number1558-0490 (Electronic)1056-4993 (Linking)
Accession Number26980120
KeywordsAdverse childhood experiences, Child and adolescent mental health, Mindfulness, Parent stress, Protective factors, Resilience
Abstract

US children with emotional, mental, or behavioral conditions (EMB) have disproportionate exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). There are theoretic and empirical explanations for early and lifelong physical, mental, emotional, educational, and social impacts of the resultant trauma and chronic stress. Using mindfulness-based, mind-body approaches (MBMB) may strengthen families and promote child resilience and success. This paper examines associations between EMB, ACEs, and protective factors, such as child resilience, parental coping/stress, and parent-child engagement. Findings encourage family-centered and mindfulness-based approaches to address social and emotional trauma and potentially interrupt cycles of ACEs and prevalence of EMB.

PMCID

PMC4863233