Adolescents Coping with Experiences Study (ACES)

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The ACES study is an investigation of the underlying developmental mechanisms that account for the relationship between childhood adversity and adolescent involvement in the juvenile justice system. We will investigate how a variety of interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, and psychophysiological variables, along with exposure to stress and adversity, might contribute to risk or resilience among juvenile justice-involved youth. The ACES study will also pay particular attention to how these variables of interest might be differentiated by gender. Our participant recruitment takes place at the Salt Lake Valley Juvenile Detention Center.

For more information, please see our Participants page

Collaborators: Sheila Crowell, PhD (University of Utah), Brian Baucom, PhD (University of Utah)

Funding: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)