The impacts of childhood trauma on overall health

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On this week’s Alaska Edition, we look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, or ACEs study, and the link between childhood trauma and health issues later in life. Studies have shown that these experiences lead to a wide variety of problems including asthma, cancer and arthritis. The good news is that research shows that these effects can be reversed.

For more information on the ACEs study visit and The Harvard Center for the developing child.

Watch Deborah Bock’s full interview here

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HOST: Ellen Lockyer


  • Gennifer Moreau-Johnson, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Manager, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • Trevor Storrs, Executive Director, Alaska Child’s Trust

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m.