Copp, Jennifer (2018). Parental incarceration and other adverse childhood experiences: A latent class approach to understanding the consequences of adverse child experiences (ACEs) for adolescent and young adult well-being. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America.
Prior research on the consequences of parental incarceration for child well-being suggests detrimental effects across a broad range of domains. A continuing challenge for researchers is that prior work has documented that the children touched by parental incarceration are vulnerable in multiple respects, and may have also suffered other adverse experiences. Drawing on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the proposed project situates the experience of parental incarceration within the framework of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Latent class analyses facilitate the identification of distinct classes in the data, providing insight into how specific adverse experiences tend to cluster, and determining whether certain configurations are more closely associated with problem outcomes during adolescence and across the transition to adulthood. Key contextual and family protective factors are also examined to determine whether such factors help foster resilience, and buffer the negative effects of ACEs on well-being.
parental incarceration child well-being adverse childhood experiences
Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America
Early childhood experiences and resilience
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