In one of the most rigorous reviews of juvenile criminal justice records, the Adverse Childhood Experiences in the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Population study revealed that the frequency of early abuse, neglect and family chaos of incarcerated youth reaches staggering rates, skyrocketing above national averages.
Join a discussion with Robbyn Peters Bennett as she talks with co-principal researcher, George Davis, MD who served as the primary psychiatric clinician and evaluator in New Mexico’s Juvenile Justice System for the previous twenty years.
We will explore….
(1) What are the specific outcomes of this research?
(2) How ACEs are connected to delinquency?
(3) Why doesn’t every child who experiences early adversity turn to criminality?
(4) What can be done to prevent delinquency?
For a copy of the research go to: http://stopspanking.org/childhood-trauma-demystified
The research is at the bottom of the page under the handouts.