One in Ten

Beyond ACEs

December 04, 2019 National Children's Alliance/Lisa Amaya-Jackson Season 1 Episode 11
One in Ten
Beyond ACEs
Chapters
00:01:34
The terms used to define trauma
00:05:29
All ACEs were not created equal
00:08:58
How an ACE can be more potent, and the problem with oversimplification
00:20:23
How an ACEs assessment fits into the CAC rubric
00:26:20
Advice for CACs
00:29:43
Resilience and how communities and organizations can help kids recover
00:40:53
What's coming up at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
One in Ten
Beyond ACEs
Dec 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 11
National Children's Alliance/Lisa Amaya-Jackson

Episode 111: “Beyond ACEs.” In 1998, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study showed that traumatic events in childhood were common and could have lasting effects—on everything from SAT scores while we’re in school to long-term physical health issues as adults. But are all ACEs created equal? We invited Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson from the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress to discuss the benefits—and the limitations—of keeping score. Have we oversimplified the way in which we talk about ACEs? What’s the role of the community in developing resilience? (And why does she think “resilience” is both a beautiful word and a burden?) What do we need to know to help survivors heal?

Topics in this episode:

·         The terms used to define trauma. (1:34)

·         “All ACEs were not created equal.” (5:29)

·         How an ACE can be more potent, and the problem with oversimplification. (8:58)

·         How an ACEs assessment fits into the CAC rubric. (20:23)

·         Advice for CACs. (26:20)

·         Resilience and how communities and organizations can help kids recover. (29:43)

·         What’s coming up at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (40:53)

 

Links:

The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (2016 documentary)

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, at TEDMED 2014, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Prevent Child Abuse America

Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma, including The 12 Core Concepts: Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families

Learn more about the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers and National Children’s Alliance on our website, read our annual report, and visit us on Facebook.

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Episode 111: “Beyond ACEs.” In 1998, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study showed that traumatic events in childhood were common and could have lasting effects—on everything from SAT scores while we’re in school to long-term physical health issues as adults. But are all ACEs created equal? We invited Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson from the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress to discuss the benefits—and the limitations—of keeping score. Have we oversimplified the way in which we talk about ACEs? What’s the role of the community in developing resilience? (And why does she think “resilience” is both a beautiful word and a burden?) What do we need to know to help survivors heal?

Topics in this episode:

·         The terms used to define trauma. (1:34)

·         “All ACEs were not created equal.” (5:29)

·         How an ACE can be more potent, and the problem with oversimplification. (8:58)

·         How an ACEs assessment fits into the CAC rubric. (20:23)

·         Advice for CACs. (26:20)

·         Resilience and how communities and organizations can help kids recover. (29:43)

·         What’s coming up at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (40:53)

 

Links:

The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (2016 documentary)

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, at TEDMED 2014, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Prevent Child Abuse America

Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma, including The 12 Core Concepts: Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families

Learn more about the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers and National Children’s Alliance on our website, read our annual report, and visit us on Facebook.

Support the show (https://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/donate-now/)

The terms used to define trauma
All ACEs were not created equal
How an ACE can be more potent, and the problem with oversimplification
How an ACEs assessment fits into the CAC rubric
Advice for CACs
Resilience and how communities and organizations can help kids recover
What's coming up at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network