Think Science: Adverse Childhood Experiences | Texas Public Radio

Think Science: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Sep 28, 2019

A hard childhood leaves behind more than just painful memories. Chronic health issues like heart disease, depression, substance abuse, and even cancer have been linked to  adverse childhood experiences such as divorce, parental death, abuse, absentee parents, or a family member’s incarceration. Researchers today are making the connections, and looking for ways to help children along the way before they reach adulthood, such as teaching and building resilience early in life.

At our next Think Science panel discussion, we’ll talk to three professionals on the front line of research and treatment for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

This free community event will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Garage at Pearl. Please RSVP using this link:

Box lunches will be available for purchase, for $5, from Spice of Life catering.


Moderator: Bonnie Petrie, Texas Public Radio

This Think Science event is made possible by Baptist Health Foundation, Bihl Haus Arts, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, and UT Health San Antonio's Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics.