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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Studies: Research that Can Transform Society in the Most Exciting Ways  

Author:  Barry Goldstein.

Source: Volume 11, Number 03, Winter 2019 , pp.7-21(15)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Barry Goldstein’s prolific knowledge of the pertinent issues surrounding child custody litigation involving abusive dynamics is reflected in this comprehensive piece. Here, he applies his understanding and appreciation of the research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to argue for a more enlightened, trauma-informed approach to understanding the dynamics underlying child custody cases involving DV allegations. Perhaps the most cogent point he makes in this article is the fact that massive amounts of human suffering—both physical and mental—as well as enormous sums of money spent on recouping the costs of domestic violence could be saved if only the family courts in particular, and society in general, would apply the findings accrued by the ACE studies described herein.

Keywords: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Studies; Dr. Vincent Felitti; Child Custody; Quincy Model

Affiliations:  1: Attorney at Law.

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