Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 435–437 | Cite as

Film Review Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope (2016) by James Redford (Director)

  • Carol Campbell Edwards

Prompting an emergence of research and social work practice on trauma and children is the landmark study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). First published in 1998, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) was a simple but profound investigation that has revolutionized how we understand the relationship between childhood and long-term health as adults. Led by researchers Dr. Vincent Felitti and Dr. Robert Anda, the ACE Study surveyed more than 17,000 adults, between 1995 and 1997 utilizing a questionnaire reporting traumatic experiences during childhood. Almost two-thirds (63.9%) of participants reported having one or more adverse childhood experiences. One in eight participants (12.5%) reported having four or more ACEs. Researchers found strong dose–response relationships between the number of ACEs and the risk of disease (Center for Youth Wellness [CYW], 2017). Co-principal Investigators of the ACE Study, Felitti and Anda, found a strong graded relationship between...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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