Crime & Justice Policy

Research Highlight: A Legacy of Love During Troubled Times

Infographic describing the study

A study by Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, and colleagues found that respondents who grew up in adverse social environments have an elevated risk of long-term cardiovascular disease. The study also showed that warm, supportive parenting during childhood resulted in fewer adverse health effects, and that warm, supportive parenthood during adulthood does not buffer the long-term health effects of childhood adversity.

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