One Size Does Not Fit All: Expanding the Adverse Childhood Experiences Model to Include Immigrant Experiences
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Children who experience toxic levels of stress may be more likely to develop chronic disease in adulthood, as shown by the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Model. The children of undocumented immigrants may be vulnerable to stressors such as discrimination, fear of separation from family, and deportation. I propose expansion of the ACE model to include the experiences of children of undocumented immigrants.