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Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8 (The National Academies Press 2016)

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A study published by The National Academies of Sciences in 2016 resulting in 10 Recommendations to build support for parents... "Over the past several decades, researchers have identified parenting- related knowledge, attitudes, and practices that are associated with improved developmental outcomes for children and around which parenting- related programs, policies, and messaging initiatives can be designed. However, consensus is lacking on the elements of parenting that are most important...
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Parenting, Menopause & ACEs After-the-Chat Summary: Carey Sipp

Have you talked with friends, siblings or co-workers about Parenting with ACEs while going through the change? Do you have any fascinating facts to share about how your OBGYN prepared or supported you when thrown by midlife, hormonal shifts and emotional residue from traumatic stress? Me either. And it's a shame. A lot of people parent, go through menopause, and have survived a bunch of ACEs. Conversations and information shouldn't be so hard to find. But they are. T hat's the reason we...
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Parenting with PTSD One Liners & Parenting with ACEs Chat Reminder

Parents with PTSD from ACEs sharing what's hard about parenting while post-traumatically stressed: "Managing the terror around the possibility of everyone being a perp." "How to talk to children about why they won't meet X relative." “There was a point when I would feel completely overwhelmed by something as simple as having to make breakfast and school lunches at the same time.” "I didn't understand that not all parents reacted or were triggered the way I was." "was stone set on not...
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Parents’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Children’s Behavioral Health Problems [pediatrics.aappublications.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) include stressful and potentially traumatic events associated with higher risk of long-term behavioral problems and chronic illnesses. Whether parents’ ACE counts (an index of standard ACEs) confer intergenerational risk to their children’s behavioral health is unknown. In this study, we estimate the risk of child behavioral problems as a function of parent ACE counts. METHODS: We obtained retrospective information on 9 ACEs...
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Parents who had severe trauma, stresses in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems [ScienceDaily.com]

Samantha Colson ·
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children. The types of childhood hardships included divorce or separation of parents, death of or estrangement from a parent, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence in the home, exposure to substance abuse in the household or parental mental illness. "Previous research has looked at childhood trauma as a risk factor for...
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Past child abuse may influence adult response to antidepressants [Reuters.com]

Antidepressants don’t work for everyone, and having a history of abuse during childhood may signal a low likelihood that the drugs will improve an adult’s symptoms of major depression, a recent study suggests. While there are few reliable predictors of which people will respond to specific antidepressants, lots of previous research links a history of trauma early in life with how well people tend to do on these drugs, researchers note in the journal Translational Psychiatry. "The presence of...
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Pediatric research: COVID-19 will lead to more childhood trauma. Health care must take it into account. [dispatch.com]

By Abbie Roth, The Columbus Dispatch, May 3, 2020 You might have seen the headlines warning that, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the current mental health crisis facing youth in the United States will only worsen. Like adults, children are experiencing new or intensified stressors as a result of the pandemic, including loss of routine, separation from friends and extended family, and increased anxiety and frustration. Some more extreme stressors — food insecurity, loss of a parent or...
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Pediatric Research: COVID-19 Will Lead to More Childhood Trauma. Health Care Must Take it Into Account[dispatch.com]

Written by Abbie Roth for the Dispatch, May 3 2020 You might have seen the headlines warning that, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the current mental health crisis facing youth in the United States will only worsen. Like adults, children are experiencing new or intensified stressors as a result of the pandemic, including loss of routine, separation from friends and extended family, and increased anxiety and frustration. Some more extreme stressors — food insecurity, loss of a parent or...
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Pediatric Symposium at National ACEs conference offers lessons learned and the way forward

To set in motion the Pediatric Symposium at the 2018 National ACEs Conference in San Francisco, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, told the audience of several hundred attendees that the American Academy of Pediatrics has made it very clear to its membership how critical it is that every pediatrician understand how toxic stress impacts the health of their patients. But, she said, when it surveyed its membership it found that only 11 percent knew about...
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Pediatricians can help children through separation and divorce [ChronicleNewspaper.com]

Pediatricians can support children whose parents are going through a divorce or separation by identifying the need for intervention and maintaining positive, neutral relationships with both parents, according to a new clinical report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. More than 1 million American children annually are affected by their parents’ break-up and may suffer emotional trauma that requires extra support, according to the report, “Helping Children and Families Deal With...
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Pediatricians screen parents for ACEs to improve health of their babies

The  Children’s Clinic , tucked in a busy office park five miles outside downtown Portland, OR, and bustling with noisy babies, boisterous kids and energetic pediatricians, seems ordinary enough. But, for the last two years, a quiet...
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Pinetree Institute Podcast With Dr. Christina Bethell: Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) and ACEs.

David Cote ·
The Pinetree Institute is a Maine non-profit located on the NH border in Eliot. They conduct research and present workshops on ACEs and resilience. A workshop with Dr. Christina Bethell was scheduled for today, but was cancelled because of COVID-19. Dr. Bethell's field of expertise is PCE (Positive Childhood Experiences) and their role in combatting ACEs and promoting resilience throughout the lifetime. Because of the circumstances, Pinetree Institute is offering a 40 minute podcast in which...
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Please stop saying parenting is hard for everyone & read Parenting with PTSD instead

Sometimes, we feel anxious, intrusive, or afraid when changing or bathing or own babies. Sometimes, we feel sick to our stomachs and worried while potty training, nurturing, or disciplining our toddlers. Sometimes, we feel shame-filled and ill-equipped when talking about puberty, body parts, or sexuality because of how and where we were compromised by caregivers as children as in our bodies, homes, and families. P arenting is brutally hard for some. If affection, attention and intimacy have...
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Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample: Associations Across Adverse Childhood Experiences Levels [jamanetwork.com]

By Christina Bethell, Jennifer Jones, Narangerel Gombojav, et al., JAMA Pediatrics, September 9, 2019 Question : Are positive childhood experiences (PCEs) associated with adult depression and/or poor mental health (D/PMH) and adult-reported social and emotional support (ARSES) independent from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)? Findings : In this cross-sectional study, adults reporting higher PCEs had lower odds of D/PMH and greater ARSES after accounting for ACEs. The associations of...
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Positive Childhood Experiences offset ACEs: Q & A with Dr. Robert Sege about HOPE

Tufts University medical professor Dr. Robert Sege directs the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine and is nationally known for his research on effective health systems approaches that address social determinants of health. He is also the principal investigator for the HOPE framework (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences).The HOPE framework is based on research that shows how positive childhood experiences can mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences. Sege and colleagues...
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Positive Relationships Can Buffer Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress, Researchers Say [bostonglobe.com]

By Kay Lazar, The Boston Globe, October 15, 2019 Traumatic events and toxic relationships during childhood can cast long shadows, often damaging mental health well into adulthood. But a growing body of research suggests sustained, positive relationships with caring adults can help mitigate the harmful effects of childhood trauma. And specialists say pediatricians, social workers, and others who work with kids should take steps to monitor and encourage those healthy relationships — just as...
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Power of Family Resilience to Protect Children From Bullying [sciencedaily.com]

By American Academy of Pediatrics, Science Daily, October 25, 2019 Studies show that children exposed to childhood trauma known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at increased risk of being bullied or bullying others. New research being presented at the American American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition suggests that family resilience -- the ability to work together to overcome problems, for example -- reduces this risk. The research abstract,...
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Power of Play: Theraplay's approach to trauma-informed intervention

Editor's note: The message below comes by way of Madison Hammett, MPH, MSW, a Policy Analyst with IL ACEs Response Collaborative Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, mhammett@hmprg.org “The Power of Play: Theraplay’s Approach to Trauma-Informed Intervention”. You can find the updated recording HERE (NOTE: GoToWebinar will ask for your registration info at the link). We will also be uploading the recording to our webinar archive on our website HERE in the coming days.
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Primary Care & Telehealth Strategies for Addressing the Secondary Health Impacts of COVID-19

From ACEs Aware, May 13, 2020 This webinar will focus on building understanding and identifying primary care and telehealth strategies and tools to address the secondary health effects of the COVID-19 emergency. Widespread stress and anxiety regarding COVID-19, compounded by the economic distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary physical distancing measures can result in an increase of stress-related health conditions. These secondary...
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Psychology Needs New Concepts and Healing Models for Racial Trauma [madinamerica.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
The American Psychologist journal published a new special issue that features the latest psychological research on racial trauma. Feminist psychologist and clinical practitioner, Dr. Lillian Comas-Díaz and her colleagues, introduced the special issue and its mission to foreground novel conceptual models of racial trauma, promote healing on individual and collective levels, and highlight consideration of historical racial injuries. The special issue provides a contemporary examination of...
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Q&A: Immigrant Children and Trauma [today.uconn.edu]

Alicia Doktor ·
Newcomer immigrant youth – refugees, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied children – face unique challenges when involved with the juvenile justice system, say a team of mental health and legal experts who have published a new book on the topic. Co-authored by UConn Health psychiatrist Julian Ford, the book seeks to raise awareness about those challenges among some of the first people that the youth will meet: juvenile court judges and advocates. In A Trauma-Informed Approach to Judicial...
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Register Now for the 2018 ACEs Conference & Pediatric Symposium — Early Bird Ends July 31!

Join the Center for Youth Wellness and ACEs Connection at the 2018 ACEs Conference , "Action to Access", in San Francisco, October 15-17. This conference offers experts and practitioners working in healthcare and other sectors a hands-on opportunity to deepen their understanding of the life-long effects of ACEs, so that they can help build a better future for all children exposed to early adversity and trauma. Participants will connect with experts in health, early childhood education, child...
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REMINDER: Nominate a Trauma-Informed Care Champion: #TICchampion

Mariel Gingrich ·
This week (Dec. 3-7), the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) invites you to recognize people around you who are trauma-informed care champions. Nominate someone via Twitter using #TICchampion, and learn about other champions across the nation by following @CHCShealth.
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Report reveals how foster care, juvenile and adult justice systems traumatize youth, calls for policy shifts

YWFC sponsored Sister Warriors meeting When she was 15 years old, Lucero Herrera was put in a rehab program by San Francisco’s Juvenile Court because she was getting drunk regularly. And in doing so, the court failed to explore the root of her drinking. Had they done so, she said, they would have found that anger and trauma were lurking underneath, driven by her ACEs: adverse childhood experiences. Lucero Herrera "Why did they put me in a drug program when I had an anger problem? I went...
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Report reveals how foster care, juvenile and adult justice systems traumatize youth, calls for policy shifts

YWFC sponsored Sister Warriors meeting When she was 15 years old, Lucero Herrera was put in a rehab program by San Francisco’s Juvenile Court because she was getting drunk regularly. And in doing so, the court failed to explore the root of her drinking. Had they done so, she said, they would have found that anger and trauma were lurking underneath, driven by her ACEs: adverse childhood experiences. Lucero Herrera "Why did they put me in a drug program when I had an anger problem? I went...
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[Repost] Building Trauma-Informed Connections via Telehealth During COVID-19 [acesaware.org]

By ACEs Aware, April 21, 2020 The physician speakers will share opportunities and guidance for providing trauma-informed care via telehealth as well as resources providers can offer to patients to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 related stress on physical and mental health. This is particularly critical for patients who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or other adversities. Futures Without Violence will share resources providers...
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[Repost] Trauma-informed Care: It Takes More Than a Clipboard and a Questionnaire

Jim Hickman ·
California is about to launch an ambitious campaign to train tens of thousands of Medi-Cal providers to screen children and adults up to age 65 for trauma, starting on January 1, 2020. It is well-established that the early identification of trauma and providing the appropriate treatment are critical tools for reducing long-term health care costs for both children and adults. Research has shown that individuals who experienced a high number of traumatic childhood events are likely to die...
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Research roundup: Healthy parenting; resilience building; ACEs and substance use; ACEs and justice-involved youth recidivism; ACEs and fetal alcohol exposure; integrating ACEs into nursing curriculum

Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children [Pediatrics] Addressing the social emotional needs of children in chronic poverty: A pilot of the Journey of Hope [Children and Youth Services Review] From Child Maltreatment to Adolescent Substance Use: Different Pathways for Males and Females? [Feminist Criminology] Adverse Childhood Experiences and Justice-Involved Youth: The Effect of Trauma and Programming on Different Recidivistic Outcomes [Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice] Quality of...
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Research Roundup: Integrating ACEs science into nursing curriculum, ACEs and addiction, two-generational approaches to preventing ACEs

Photo by Rhonda Baer/Wikimedia Commons A nursing school in Memphis integrates ACEs curriculum https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722318300978 Looking at addiction through a trauma lens https://iacp.ie/files/UserFiles/Eisteach-Journals-Edited-Art/IJCP-Summer-2018-Art.pdf#page=16 What role do ACEs play in food addiction, bariatric surgery and weight loss outcomes? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11695-018-3370-1 Researchers investigate two-generational approaches...
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Research roundup: IPV and intergenerational trauma, screening for adversity, early child ACES and epigenetic changes

Maternal witness to intimate partner violence during childhood and prenatal family functioning alter newborn cortisol reactivity [Academic Pediatrics] I screen, you screen, we all scream for risk screens [The Journal of Pediatrics] Screening for Toxic Stress Risk Factors at Well-Child Visits: The Addressing Social Key Questions for Health Study [The Journal of Pediatrics] Environmental influences on health and development: nutrition, substance exposure, and adverse childhood experiences...
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Research roundup: New Hampshire weighs in on ACEs; ACEs and suicidal behavior; Intergenerational transmission of ACEs; ACEs in Brazilian street youth; ACE prevalence in juvenile offenders

photo by Barbara Hobbs/ wikimedia commons Addressing Childhood Adversity and Social Determinants in Pediatric Primary Care: Recommendations for New Hampshire [Institute for Health Policy and Practice] Associations of adverse childhood experiences and suicidal behaviors in adulthood in a US nationally representative sample [Child: Care, health and development] Intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences via maternal depression and anxiety and moderation by child sex...
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Research roundup of studies about ACEs and resilience

photo /CreativeCommons How do parents' perception of their children's resilience match up with their ACE scores? What is the scientific evidence that separating children from parents causes trauma? How does a trusted adult and other supports counteract the impact of high ACE scores? Looking at the National Survey of Children's Health for answers about bullying
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Research roundup on ACEs, resilience and the COVID-19 pandemic

photo by Brian Wangenheim, unsplash Coping in Isolation: Predictors of Individual and Household Risks and Resilience Against the COVID-19 Pandemic NB Verger, A Urbanowicz, R Shankland … - papers.ssrn.com [HTML] Challenges and burden of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic for child and adolescent mental health: a narrative review to highlight clinical and research needs in the acute phase and the long return to normality JM Fegert, B Vitiello , PL Plener… - Child and Adolescent …, 2020 -...
 
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