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Selected print and digital media on the topic of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and resilience are described below.
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ACES in the News: The importance of this topic is communicated quickly in this 14 minute 60 Minutes broadcast (March 2018) hosted by Oprah Winfrey (you need CBS AllAcess to view. Accessible to all is this 5 min interview with Oprah about the segment, which she called “life-changing”.
A February 2018 research report by Child Trends details the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences, nationally, by state, and by race/ethnicity. The report also provides a clear statement of the impact of ACEs. Key findings:
- Just under half (45 percent) of children in the United States have experienced at least one ACE…
- Children of different races and ethnicities do not experience ACEs equally. Nationally, 61 percent of black non-Hispanic children and 51 percent of Hispanic children have experienced at least one ACE, compared with 40 percent of white non-Hispanic children and only 23 percent of Asian non-Hispanic children.
- One in ten children nationally has experienced three or more ACEs, placing them in a category of especially high risk.
- Economic hardship and divorce or separation of a parent or guardian are the most common ACEs reported nationally, and in all states.
ACES Too High News. (https://acestoohigh.com/)is a news site for the general public on all things ACEs-, trauma-informed, and resilience-building.
The recent book by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, The Deepest Well, explains the research, her own experience using ACEs to guide her practice in California, and a review of ways in which this information can guide services to children and adults. Ms. Harris’ 2015 Ted Talk provides a passionate summary of her experience.
Three core-concepts in early childhood development are explained in this three-part video series from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.
ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION
- The Opposite of Addiction is Connection (July 2015) Exploration of connection as a key antidote to trauma and its expression as addiction.
- The Future of Healing: Shifting from Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement (May 2018). Defines an approach that moves trauma informed care from the presumption that trauma is an individual experience to a collective one. “A healing-centered approach is holistic, involving culture, spirituality, civic action, and collective healing.”
- Community Loss Index: A New Social Indicator (December 2013), Social Science Review, Abramovitz and Albrecht.