Parents with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are more likely to have children with behavioral health problems. Children of parents with a history of four or more ACEs had an average of a 2.3-point higher score on the Behavior Problems Index (BPI), 2.1 times higher odds of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and 4.2 times higher odds of an emotional disturbance diagnosis than children of parents with no ACEs. The BPI is a 30-item battery used to determine incidence and severity of child behavior problems. These findings were reported in "Parents' Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their . . .
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