ACEs in the Criminal Justice System

Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

KQED is the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco, CA.

We’d like to hear from adults (18+) who were separated from their parents when they were children. Perhaps the separation was due to economic reasons, war and conflict, incarceration, foster care, or something else. How did that period of separation impact you in the long-run? How has it impacted your connection to others and how you build relationships? If you're a parent, how does it influence how you parent?

We’re interested in this topic due to recent news of parents and children being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and other instances in history when this happened, like in the 19th century with Native American boarding schools. 

We invite you to share your story and you might become a part of our reporting. Please reach out directly to health reporter Laura Klivans: lklivans@kqed.org 

Here’s a story with a different theme (intergenerational trauma), but one that reflects the kind of reporting we hope comes from this callout: http://bit.ly/2z5MeGN 

** Please note ** Since we are a California-based station, we'd like to hear from you if you are a California resident, especially if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Thank you, we appreciate your time, your help, and your willingness to be vulnerable.

Laura

Original Post

I like this story, but it's just not a Bay Area problem... it's systemic my Dad ran to the Bay Area from Seattle and we still have not healed this relationship. He is still caught up in he's my Dad...which he is not! He never raised me to play with me nor attended me when I am in need.

Seattle

Alfred

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