Extending Counseling for Adolescents After Leaving Foster Care Will Improve Quality of Life In Adulthood: A Proposed Study
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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have the potential to negatively influence an individual's mental and physical health well into their adult years (Felitti et al., 1998). Adults who experienced ACEs, specifically having family members who abuse drugs/alcohol at home, are more likely than their counterparts to have detached and neglectful parenting styles (Kershaw et al., 2014) and/or abuse drugs or alcohol while raising a child (Anda et al., 2002). These behaviors and parenting styles have been found to be disproportionately prominent in parents of lower SES (McLoyd, 1998), and tend to passed down from one generation to the next (Capaldi, Pears, Patterson, & Owen, 2003).