Oprah calls Trauma Informed Care "game changing," addresses long-term effects of trauma on 60 Minutes this Sunday, March 11

 

On CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey gave a preview of an upcoming 60 Minutes segment she recently filmed about childhood trauma and resilience. 

The 60 Minutes story will air this Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. central time on CBS 58.

In putting her trauma and resilience story together, Oprah interviewed Dr. Bruce Perry of the ChildTrauma Academy and Tim Grove, Chief Clinical Officer at SaintA.

She also interviewed SaintA client, Alisha, a very brave and inspiring young woman who shares her truth about adverse childhood experiences and the healing that is possible through relationships and reason to be.

The 60 Minutes story came to be after Oprah read the series “A Time to Heal,” by John Schmid of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and decided to pursue this important topic. As most of us know, Oprah has Milwaukee roots and has been open about her own adversity when she was young.

We are so pleased and grateful for the attention Oprah and 60 Minutes are bringing to the important topics of trauma and resilience. It has been humbling for our staff, and especially for Alisha and her family, to be included in this monumental story for the trauma informed care movement.  

Take a look at the interview Oprah did on CBS This Morning (the link is below) but be prepared – as people dedicated to ACEs awareness and trauma informed care, it will give you the chills to see someone with such influence talk so fluently and passionately about this topic.

For all of us who have ever wished we had a larger microphone to help educate the public about ACEs, here’s a megaphone we could have only dreamed about.

CBS This Morning: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/...ng-childhood-trauma/         

 

 

 

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What @Carey S. Sipp said -- I got chills just reading this post! This is HUGE. Between this and all the buzz about Dr. Nadine Harris Burke's book, 2018 is gearing up to be a banner year for progress in the ACEs movement. (And I sure hope this 60 Minutes episode will be streaming after it's televised.)

Karen Clemmer posted:
Mary Giuliani posted:

A BIG CONGRATS on getting Oprah to weigh in on ACEs Science and advocate for this social justice movement.  

I just watched the promo for her 60 minutes piece on the CBS morning show with Oprah and her best friend Gayle King. CBS This Morning: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/...ng-childhood-trauma/        

After watching this promo, I can tell that Oprah is more excited than I have seen her in decades about a social justice movement!  This is really, really BIG!!

Thank you so much for sharing the CBS Morning Show interview LINK!  I just watched the interview and love Oprah's quote, "This story is so important to me and our culture - that if I could dance on the table right now to get people to pay attention, I would!".    She goes on to share that, "unless you're working on the trauma, you're working on the wrong thing". I can't wait to see what Oprah says next on Sunday's 60 minutes!!   Karen

Mary: YES!! I loved those quotes as well! Cis

Mary Beth Colliins posted:
Cheryl Mlcoch posted:
Hate to say this....but this is NOT revolutionary! As trauma counselors, we have been doing this for years, but of course we don't get taken seriously enough. What is revolutionary is that someone is FINALLY listening on how to help these people who have grown up in trauma. It's way overdue in changing the way we help to STOP saying, "What is wrong with this kid!" to "What happened to this kid!" Thank you ACE's Connection for ALL you do!!!!
 

Totally Agree.  Our org has been doing this since the 90s.  But make no mistake, when Oprah speaks, people listen.  And that provides great opportunity for advocates ready to seize the moment.  We're ready!

Mary Beth and Cheryl:

I think, for me, what's revolutionary is that it's a survivor who is the one asking the questions and leading the conversation. This, at least in my experience, is not yet done and why so many attempts at trauma-informed care can sometimes seem like word changes rather than power changes or paradigm shifts which transform lives and systems.

My hope is that this conversation, at every level, include survivors in different ways and if that happens, I think it's got potential to be revolutionary. I think you are both right about the listening piece. It's huge and it has not happened.  

It's not trauma-informed if it's not informed by trauma survivors is my belief and Oprah may be able to show how an us/we conversation looks when it's so often an us/them one.  It's something we're all learning how to do (I know I us/them all over the place and get really defensive quite quickly). 

To me, the shift from "What's wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?" is still not enough. It's a start but it's one one-sided and it's not a conversation.

I'm eager for when survivors can frame conversations and discussions and say, "What's wrong with this model is...." and "Here's what happens when we do that..." and "What might happen if this approach were used instead..." and more trauma-informed listening took place.

I think we're moving in the right direction but there's so much work to be done, so many voices and people and perspectives not yet considered or central.  And we all have work to do. I know, as someone with white privilege, there's lots I don't know and ways I am ignorant and for a long time did not consider, at all, how race and other issues that I've not personally experienced impact us all and show up in our work.

And not to sound all complainy - because it's wonderful to be in a space where we're all sharing, all learning, sharing joys, frustrations, celebrations, research, experiences and opinions. 

Cis

Cheryl Mlcoch posted:
Hate to say this....but this is NOT revolutionary! As trauma counselors, we have been doing this for years, but of course we don't get taken seriously enough. What is revolutionary is that someone is FINALLY listening on how to help these people who have grown up in trauma. It's way overdue in changing the way we help to STOP saying, "What is wrong with this kid!" to "What happened to this kid!" Thank you ACE's Connection for ALL you do!!!!
 

Totally Agree.  Our org has been doing this since the 90s.  But make no mistake, when Oprah speaks, people listen.  And that provides great opportunity for advocates ready to seize the moment.  We're ready!

Hate to say this....but this is NOT revolutionary! As trauma counselors, we have been doing this for years, but of course we don't get taken seriously enough. What is revolutionary is that someone is FINALLY listening on how to help these people who have grown up in trauma. It's way overdue in changing the way we help to STOP saying, "What is wrong with this kid!" to "What happened to this kid!" Thank you ACE's Connection for ALL you do!!!!
 
Carey S. Sipp posted:

Congratulations on hosting Oprah Winfrey and helping shine a brighter light on ACEs science - A VERY BRIGHT LIGHT!  

I actually got chills reading your post about what it will be like to hear someone with such a big megaphone talk about ACEs science — a topic we are so passionate about, and is, as acesconnection.com founder Jane Stevens wrote, some six years ago — “the most important public health study you’ve never heard of.” 

It is also wonderful that Ms. Winfrey learned about your work by reading a newspaper story. Kudos to the  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for sharing the story. Thanks for your part in making this happen, and for your post! 

As many of you have said, the awareness this brings to childhood adversity - and more importantly, the science behind it - will advance our causes in ways we can't yet even imagine. 

When we know more, we can do more, and when more people know, we can do even more. 

Mary Giuliani posted:

A BIG CONGRATS on getting Oprah to weigh in on ACEs Science and advocate for this social justice movement.  

I just watched the promo for her 60 minutes piece on the CBS morning show with Oprah and her best friend Gayle King. CBS This Morning: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/...ng-childhood-trauma/        

After watching this promo, I can tell that Oprah is more excited than I have seen her in decades about a social justice movement!  This is really, really BIG!!

Thank you so much for sharing the CBS Morning Show interview LINK!  I just watched the interview and love Oprah's quote, "This story is so important to me and our culture - that if I could dance on the table right now to get people to pay attention, I would!".    She goes on to share that, "unless you're working on the trauma, you're working on the wrong thing". I can't wait to see what Oprah says next on Sunday's 60 minutes!!   Karen

A BIG CONGRATS on getting Oprah to weigh in on ACEs Science and advocate for this social justice movement.  

I just watched the promo for her 60 minutes piece on the CBS morning show with Oprah and her best friend Gayle King. CBS This Morning: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/...ng-childhood-trauma/        

After watching this promo, I can tell that Oprah is more excited than I have seen her in decades about a social justice movement!  This is really, really BIG!!

OMG!!!! Getting Oprah to give voice to supporting the ACEs Science Movement is so HUGE!   Remember what Oprah did with her Angel Network.  Wow, can't wait to watch the CBS interview from this morning and 60 minutes with Oprah's piece on TIC this Sunday the 11th!

Congratulations on hosting Oprah Winfrey and helping shine a brighter light on ACEs science - A VERY BRIGHT LIGHT!  

I actually got chills reading your post about what it will be like to hear someone with such a big megaphone talk about ACEs science — a topic we are so passionate about, and is, as acesconnection.com founder Jane Stevens wrote, some six years ago — “the most important public health study you’ve never heard of.” 

It is also wonderful that Ms. Winfrey learned about your work by reading a newspaper story. Kudos to the  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for sharing the story. Thanks for your part in making this happen, and for your post! 

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