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Rapid Evidence Review: What evidence-based interventions for parents and families help mitigate adverse childhood experiences among children?

This rapid evidence review examined current evidence on interventions to help address parental and familial factors that may contribute to stressful or traumatic events that occur in childhood, known as adverse childhood experiences.

Rapid Evidence Review ACEs Prevention

Rapid Evidence Review

Medicaid policymakers are interested in identifying evidence-based interventions to help reduce the impact of parental and familiar factors (like chemical dependency) on child health and wellbeing.

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This review, conducted in three days by AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute, found evidence that supports the use of interventions such as site-based parent education programs, home visits, and concurrent treatment for substance abuse and parenting skills to mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences among children.

This rapid evidence review is part of an AcademyHealth series that seeks to pilot innovative approaches to quickly, but rigorously identify and communicate evidence to inform public and private decision-making. The series examines questions relevant to building a Culture of Health, the current focus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project’s funder.