One in Ten

Can a Pandemic Have a Silver Lining?

September 10, 2020 National Children's Alliance / Danielle Roubinov Season 2 Episode 17
One in Ten
Can a Pandemic Have a Silver Lining?
Chapters
00:01:32
The intersection of childhood adversity and the pandemic
00:04:49
Why we focus on the negative
00:09:51
Concerns about disparities and about parents’ mental health
00:14:12
The absence of a negative is not always a positive
00:16:48
Polystrengths, and the importance of caregivers
00:27:15
ABC intervention: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up
00:35:35
An open letter to policymakers
00:37:52
A message for parents
One in Ten
Can a Pandemic Have a Silver Lining?
Sep 10, 2020 Season 2 Episode 17
National Children's Alliance / Danielle Roubinov

In “Can a Pandemic Have a Silver Lining?”, we invite Dr. Danielle Roubinov of the University of California to discuss a “research manifesto” letter she and her colleagues published in JAMA Pediatrics in August. Even as a novel coronavirus has upended our world, leading to new public health and safety guidelines that are playing hob with many research projects, it is also fostering innovation. The result has, in some ways, catalyzed research into early childhood adversity.  

COVID-19 has also ratcheted up the pressure on parents. Dr. Roubinov has a hopeful message for them, too: Even small positive experiences, and having a strong relationship with a caring adult, can help a child weather adversity.  

In this episode: 

  • The intersection of childhood adversity and the pandemic (1:32) 
  • Why we focus on the negative (4:49) 
  • Concerns about disparities and about parents’ mental health (9:51) 
  • The absence of a negative is not always a positive (14:12) 
  • Polystrengths, and the importance of caregivers (16:48) 
  • ABC intervention: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (27:15) 
  • An open letter to policymakers (35:35) 
  • A message for parents (37:52) 

Links: 

Danielle Roubinov, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco 

How a Pandemic Could Advance the Science of Early Adversity.” JAMA Pediatrics. 2020 Jul 27. Roubinov D, Bush NR, Boyce WT. PMID: 32716499. 

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) 

Greater Than the Sum—Multiple Adversities in Children’s Lives,” One in Ten interview with Sherry Hamby, Ph.D., originally aired on February 14 (as “Mending the Tears of Violence”). Rebroadcast on August 6, 2020 

Ann S. Masten Ph.D., Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development 

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC intervention) was developed by Mary Dozier, Ph.D., at the University of Delaware 

For more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit nationalchildrensalliance.org. And join us on Facebook at One in Ten podcast or email us at oneinten@nca-online.org 

 

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

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In “Can a Pandemic Have a Silver Lining?”, we invite Dr. Danielle Roubinov of the University of California to discuss a “research manifesto” letter she and her colleagues published in JAMA Pediatrics in August. Even as a novel coronavirus has upended our world, leading to new public health and safety guidelines that are playing hob with many research projects, it is also fostering innovation. The result has, in some ways, catalyzed research into early childhood adversity.  

COVID-19 has also ratcheted up the pressure on parents. Dr. Roubinov has a hopeful message for them, too: Even small positive experiences, and having a strong relationship with a caring adult, can help a child weather adversity.  

In this episode: 

  • The intersection of childhood adversity and the pandemic (1:32) 
  • Why we focus on the negative (4:49) 
  • Concerns about disparities and about parents’ mental health (9:51) 
  • The absence of a negative is not always a positive (14:12) 
  • Polystrengths, and the importance of caregivers (16:48) 
  • ABC intervention: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (27:15) 
  • An open letter to policymakers (35:35) 
  • A message for parents (37:52) 

Links: 

Danielle Roubinov, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco 

How a Pandemic Could Advance the Science of Early Adversity.” JAMA Pediatrics. 2020 Jul 27. Roubinov D, Bush NR, Boyce WT. PMID: 32716499. 

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) 

Greater Than the Sum—Multiple Adversities in Children’s Lives,” One in Ten interview with Sherry Hamby, Ph.D., originally aired on February 14 (as “Mending the Tears of Violence”). Rebroadcast on August 6, 2020 

Ann S. Masten Ph.D., Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development 

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC intervention) was developed by Mary Dozier, Ph.D., at the University of Delaware 

For more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit nationalchildrensalliance.org. And join us on Facebook at One in Ten podcast or email us at oneinten@nca-online.org 

 

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

The intersection of childhood adversity and the pandemic
Why we focus on the negative
Concerns about disparities and about parents’ mental health
The absence of a negative is not always a positive
Polystrengths, and the importance of caregivers
ABC intervention: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up
An open letter to policymakers
A message for parents