A New Study Shows Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences Across Rural Communities

This study from the Rural and Minority Health Research Center examined whether adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive childhood experiences (PCEs) varied by race/ethnicity among rural children.  Among the findings: there were higher rates of four or more ACEs among racial/ethnic minority children living in rural areas; Asian/Pacific Islander rural children had the highest rates of three out of six ACEs: parental death, witnessing neighborhood violence, and economic hardship.