New video from CDC: We Can Prevent ACEs

 


Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are an important public health issue. Learn how everyone can help prevent ACEs by using strategies to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children.

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Kathy Hentcy posted:

Wow - at the risk of being negative - I find this video incredibly sexist and the blank "no-eyes" faces very off-putting. It also uses language that borders on jargon - it's fantastic they are promoting the Strengthening Families Protective Facotrs, but it would have been more effective had they put those factors into language that doesn't sound so abstract.  I was excited when I saw the link to the video, but I won't be sharing this.

HI Kathy:

I had a similar response to the language. For me, it didn't connect. I don't think you sound negative, just honest about your response. I am a fan of MANY different types of videos, writing and communication because I don't think any one style/format/approach works or connects with everyone. Some get closer than others but we are just all so different. I tend to respond to emotional, personal and super practical and specific stuff. But I know that just doesn't resonate for everyone. I think we need it all presented it lots of different formats, styles and language and see what works best for whoever we're speaking with. And for me, it's useful to learn what does and doesn't reach others so I can learn. Thanks for your comments. Cis  

The video brings up very important strategies for reducing ACEs (though I would have produced the story a bit differently. High marks for getting the word out). Bottom line: reducing ACEs means (and the video mentioned half of these 10 vital components) mobilizing communities around resilience factors in the form of accessible behavioral health care, medical/dental care, safe housing, transport, food, parent supports, early child learning programs, high functioning schools, job training and youth mentors. Our non-profit organization Safety+Success Communities can provide free resources so that every community in every county has a cross-sector ACEs prevention program. www.safetyandsuccess.org

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Wow - at the risk of being negative - I find this video incredibly sexist and the blank "no-eyes" faces very off-putting. It also uses language that borders on jargon - it's fantastic they are promoting the Strengthening Families Protective Facotrs, but it would have been more effective had they put those factors into language that doesn't sound so abstract.  I was excited when I saw the link to the video, but I won't be sharing this.

Great video resource.  I am disappointed that community health clinicians, wasn't a source of support and education to prevent ACE's.  The healthcare system has a vital role with prevention, support, and treatment.  I've seen some wonderful PCP's ask the right questions, or respond appropriately, and this made a tremendous impact in the life of the patient.

Hear!  Hear!  CDC!!!

There needs to be much more discussion about the benefits of parenting education...especially proactive, passive/public parenting education.

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