Screening for ACEs and Trauma

Curated, Annotated Bibliography

NEW  Articles

Goldstein E.  Patient preferences for discussing childhood trauma in primary care.  Perm J.  2017   FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE

​Patient preferences for discussing traumatic experiences and PTSD with clinicians:  most patients agreed they were comfortable being asked about trauma and did not oppose the inclusion of trauma-related information in their medical record.

Selvaraj K, et al.  Screening for Toxic Stress Risk Factors at Well-Child Visits.  J Pediatr 2018.

Universal screening (2569 families) for toxic stress factors in pediatric primary care improved identification and management of family needs.  Screening was feasible and acceptable to families.

CLASSIC  Articles

Wade R, Shea JA, Rubin D, et al. Adverse childhood experiences of low-income urban youth.  Pediatrics. 2014.  FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE

Survey of young adults from low-income urban areas identified experiences not included in the initial ACEs including single-parent homes; exposure to violence, adult themes, and criminal behavior; personal victimization; bullying; economic hardship; and discrimination.

Weinreb L, et al.  Screening for childhood trauma in adult primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2010.  FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE 

Describes practices, skills, attitudes, and perceived barriers of family physicians in screening adult patients for childhood sexual or physical abuse.  Confidence in screening, perceived role, and knowledge of trauma prevalence were associated with routine and targeted screening.

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Kerker BD, Storfer-Isser A, Szilagyi M, et al. Do pediatricians ask about adverse childhood experiences in pediatric primary care?  Acad Pediatr. 2016.  FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE

Glowa PT, Olson AL, Johnson DJScreening for adverse childhood experiences in a family medicine setting: a feasibility study.  J Am Board Fam Med2016.  FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE