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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with severe problem development. This study examines how eleven types of ACEs and mental health care use history are related to current psychological dysfunction among multi-problem young adults with extensive criminal careers. 643 multi-problem young adult men (age 18-27)...

Background: Despite high rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and personality-related disturbances among delinquent juveniles, associations among ACEs, youth personality, and juvenile crime involvement are still unclear. High-risk samples of institutionalized youth are in specific need of a comprehensive assessment of ACEs and personality features...

Early-onset disruptive behavior can negatively impact children’s development by becoming, in some cases, the precursor of later developmental trajectories characterized, long-term, by more severe and harmful forms of antisocial behavior. Advancing towards sound etiological models that could inform early preventive interventions is, therefore, of paramount...