The impacts of maternal childhood adversity, stress, and mental health on child development at 6 months in Taiwan: A follow-up study

Yi Ting Chang, Jui Ying Feng, Hsin Yi Chang, Yu Chun Chang, Chia Kuei Lee

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Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is not only associated with one's adverse health outcomes in adulthood but also increases the risk of child developmental problems in offspring. However, the mechanisms involved in the transmission of the effects of maternal ACEs to the offspring largely remain unexplored. This study sought to identify possible psychosocial pathways of intergenerational effects of maternal ACEs on child development at 6 months. Data from a longitudinal study on maternal childhood adversity and maternal psychosocial risk during pregnancy as well as maternal mental health problems and child development at 6 months postnatal were used. Structural equation modeling with bootstrapping was used to estimate the indirect effects of maternal ACEs on child development at 6 months. The model showed that maternal ACEs indirectly influenced offspring's development via maternal stressful events during pregnancy and pre- and postnatal mental health problems. This finding highlights the possible interventions at the prenatal and postnatal periods. Early identification of women who have ACEs or who are at psychosocial risk during pre- and postnatal periods is critical to provide interventions to buffer those negative effects on offspring's development. Future studies are needed to longitudinally assess the effects of maternal ACEs on child development over time.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)970-979
頁數10
期刊Development and Psychopathology
33
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2021 8月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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