Intergenerational Transmission of Resilience to ACEs

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have devastating effects on health and behavior. But many children avoid such dire outcomes, even thrive, despite exposures to multiple ACEs. It is not known, however, whether this individual resilience will be sustained into adulthood and transmitted to the next generation. This project brings together a longitudinal, community study which has followed 1420 participants from childhood into middle adulthood with a proposed biopsychosocial assessment of their offspring to test whether parental resilience improves offspring education, physical health and mental health outcomes.