Rural Children With 4+ Adverse Childhood Experiences Often Lack Positive Experiences


Using the 2016-2018 National Survey of Children's Health, this study looked at rural children with four or more adverse childhood experiences to determine the number and type of positive experiences for these rural children. The positive childhood experiences include after school activities, interaction with a community volunteer or connected caregiver, residing in a safe and supportive neighborhood, and living in a resilient family.

Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Elizabeth Crouch, Sylvia Kewei Shi, Katherine Kelly, Alexander McLain, Jan Eberth, Janice Probst, Monique Brown, Melinda Merrell, Kevin Bennett