Date: July 18, 2022
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.
Elizabeth Crouch, PhD
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Additional Resources of Interest:
- More information about the Rural and Minority Health Research Center
- More information from the Rural Health Information Hub’s topic guide: Social Determinants of Health for Rural People