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Baylor College of Medicine students introduced to ACEs science

“I was one of those statistics that ACEs scientists and researchers talk about,” Dr. Gregory Williams, an administrator in the Baylor College of Medicine, told the school’s first-year class. Williams’ presentation about the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and his own experience as a trauma survivor, was organized by Dr. Reena Isaac of Texas Children’s Hospital for her class, "Hiding in Plain Sight: Understanding and Identifying Victims of Violence.” Williams regularly speaks...

TIC: News and Notes for the Week of December 10, 2018

ACEs, Adversity's Impact Biomarkers for diabetes may differ based on childhood experiences How does complex trauma affect cardiovascular disease? 2018 ACEs conference - Historical trauma: The symphony of traditional medicine and western medicine to heal ACEs and historical trauma Maternal stress at conception linked to children's stress response at age 11 A surprising number of elite athletes faced childhood trauma Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children's mental...

Why alcohol makes some people violent [medicalxpress.com]

Heavier drinkers are much more likely to be involved in violence if they have suffered high levels of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new study. The link between ACEs, alcohol and violence is especially pronounced in young men (18-29 years), with 62 percent of those with high levels of ACEs who are heavier drinkers having hit someone in the previous 12 months. This compares to 13.5 percent in heavier drinkers with no ACEs. The study by Public Health Wales and Bangor...

What to Do When She Says #MeToo [psychologytoday.com]

Most parents want their children to confide in them about their problems. Unfortunately, if you have a daughter, there is a real possibility that one such problem may be that of sexual harassment or violence. A study from Harvard University found 87% of girls have experienced sexual harassment and the CDC reports nearly one in three women have experienced some form of sexual violence victimization. Being a victim of sexual violence or harassment is one of the biggest problems that a teenager...

Children of the nation's drug crisis face long-term health effects [cbsnews.com]

They are the youngest victims of the nation's drug crisis : children of parents with substance abuse disorders . These young people are more susceptible to long-term behavioral and mental health issues. Twelve-year-old Annie Bourassa knows this all too well. At just 3 years old, she was removed from the care of her biological mother over alleged substance abuse and neglect. For several years she was shuttled between relatives, foster homes and stays in the hospital, surviving abuse and...

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Different term in place of trauma-informed

Somewhere I recently read that the umbrella term "trauma informed" is being adopted by some groups but not really being followed or implemented. The author recommended a different umbrella term. I thought I made note of that suggested term and somehow can't find it. Did you see that article? If so, will you point me toward it? thanks for all you do for us! Blessings!Read More...
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Update on Resilience Programs that address Secondary or Vicarious Trauma

Am happy to report that the City Council of Philadelphia will be holding an informational public hearing on secondary trauma and staff resiliency programming on Dec. 7. (see attachment) The Philadelphia ACE Task Force is doing a great job preparing for the hearing, e.g. lining up some excellent panelists, etc. It is everyone's hope that this hearing will create the ground work for innovative public policy that seeks to mitigate secondary trauma for city and contracted workers who provide...Read More...
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OT and ACEs

elizabeth schroeder
I am in search of occupational therapists doing research in pediatrics regarding ACEs and trauma informed care. I am in the Kansas City, Mo area and I am seeing a great need. I would like to research sensory processing/modulation and ACEs. Also how parent’s ACEs impact relationships and child development. Please reach out if you are interested or have been doing research. Thank you!Read More...
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