Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACES, are the subject of intense and new research. New science illuminates the impact of stress on a child’s brain and new economic research shows the long-term impacts—economically and socially—when these events occur early in the life of a child.
FACT: Early childhood trauma can affect a child’s ability to learn, interfering with their ability to secure an education and acquire and succeed at a job. ACES influences the likelihood of adult illnesses like diabetes, cancer, depression and alcoholism.
FACT: Learned coping skills can alter these outcomes.
On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll bring the experts to you, along with their latest findings. This program is the result of a request from Hometown Alaska listeners when we asked you to recommend topics. We are happy to fulfill this obligation with today’s guests. We also welcome your questions and experiences on this topic. Join us!
HOST: Kathleen McCoy
- Joshua Arvidson, director, Alaska Child Trauma Center
- Pat Sidmore, health planner, AK Dept of Health & Social Services
- Kyle Wark, indigenous research and policy analyst, First Alaskans Institute
- Overcoming ACES in Alaska, State of Alaska H&SS website
- ACES updated fact sheet, 8-page PDF, State of Alaska H&SS
- ACES fact cards, cost, data, resilience, work: State of Alaska H&SS
- All Alaska Pediatric Partnership, website
- ‘Treatment of complex trauma in children,’ 19-pg PDF, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, overview of Alaska Child Trauma Center work
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network, website
- Resources for Parents and Caregivers, NCTSN website
- Creating trauma-informed communities, talk by Dr. Christopher Blodgett, 11-3-16
- Historical Trauma, Line One 2.5.2016, Alaska Public Media
- The way home, healing from historical trauma, Line One 2-23-2016, APM
- ACES too high, introduction to ACES website
- Timeline: Alaska Native history, major events (25pg PDF)
- Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being (69pg PDF)
- Historical trauma overview, Harvard Magazine
- Jim LaBelle’s work, historical trauma
- Zach Jones academic articles on historical trauma, UAS
- Thirty Years Later, boarding school effects, ISER, PDF
- Return to the Sacred Path,PDF, nih.gov
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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Alaska time)
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)