One in Ten

The ACEs Message and Its Unintended Consequences, with Dr. Jonathan Purtle

May 20, 2021 National Children's Alliance / Jonathan Purtle Season 3 Episode 8
One in Ten
The ACEs Message and Its Unintended Consequences, with Dr. Jonathan Purtle
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When the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study came out and proved the link between traumas such as child abuse and long-term negative health and mental health impacts, why did the public latch onto some results but not others? Why are people less convinced about the physical health impacts of ACEs than others? What role does political leaning play? And are we messaging some things that are harmful or counter-productive? We talk to Jonathan Purtle from Drexel University about how to make sure the general public understands and wants to make the kinds of system changes necessary to improve kids’ lives.

Topics in this episode:

  • ACEs go mainstream (02:14)
  • Studying the right way to message about abuse (06:39)
  • Research results (10:19)
  • People resist ACEs’ brain/body connection (15:38)
  • Unintended consequences (20:01)
  • How to talk about solutions (27:28)
  • More research needed (32:41)
  • What to say and what not to say (35:48)
  • For more information about this topic (42:36)

Links:

Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, associate professor of health management and policy, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

“Public Opinion About Adverse Childhood Experiences: Social Stigma, Attribution of Blame, and Government Intervention,” Purtle J, Nelson KL, Gollust SE, Child Maltreatment. March 2021. doi:10.1177/10775595211004783

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

Sandra L. Bloom, MD

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

“Beyond ACEs” with Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson, One in Ten podcast episode (December 4, 2019)

NCA 2021 Leadership Conference, June 7-9, 2021

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ACEs go mainstream
Studying the right way to message about abuse
Research results
People resist ACEs' brain/body connection
Unintended consequences
How to talk about solutions
More research needed
What to say and what not to say
For more information about this topic