Reply to "Preventing ACEs!"

I think we have to move beyond ACEs.   It isn’t enough and connecting parents with what is available isn’t enough either because where I came from, there is little available... and I’ve learned from lived experience that it is dangerous to just blindly accept what we are told by “authorities” like CMH -  “Here do this buccal DNA swab, it will give us the genetic information we need to determine what psychotropic combo will treat and cure your developmental trauma.”   This is the message I hear being given over and over to parents and kids involved in the child welfare systems and that just isn’t working.  I’m not willing to not take it upon myself to learn -  I know I might sound a little gruff and I admit, I’m a little frustrated because I know many kids are falling through the cracks as I type this out... I’m willing to do everything and anything that works .... and then also weed out what doesn’t and keep seeking to know and brainstorm ideas that might help keep kids from falling through the cracks even if it’s just an exercise in my own mind. 

So I’m gonna keep wondering out loud about stuff for example if communities learning about Newborn Behavior/Communication could be useful... it might be something that OB nurses could learn and teach to new parents??? Just a thought    Heck, I did Edinburgh and we didn’t even have safe and effective places to refer severely depressed new moms to in order to help them besides getting psyche drugs and that just isn’t very good treatment in my mind.   I did ASQ-SE and at 6 months you can see kids who were going to have behavioral problems at 15-18 months already if nothing is done with No good place to refer these kids to either (except to get them on an early path to psyche drugs which is medical malpractice to me) so I’m trying to think out loud about ways to give power and control to parents because there is no one else who is going to be able to solve these problems ultimately....

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