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Joining Forces Joining Families, Summer 2018

This issue of Joining Forces Joining Families (JFJF) features an interview with David Finkelhor, PhD, on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). We provide a brief summary of Dr. Finkelhor’s recent article questioning the wisdom of screening for ACEs in healthcare settings. Other articles on ACE screening include a review of the concept of resilience as it relates to adversity in development. In our regular research methods article, we describe differences in screening methods. Websites of Interest features the Crimes Against Children Research Center, which Dr. Finkelhor directs, and two additional sources of information about ACEs: SAMHSA and the CDC. All of these contain online resources that educate about ACEs and childhood victimization.