Think Science: Adverse Childhood Experiences | Texas Public Radio

Think Science: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Nov 18, 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 this Think Science panel discussion, three professionals on the front line of research and treatment for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) share what's working in their communities.

Guests:

Moderator: Bonnie Petrie, Texas Public Radio

Follow along with the slide presentations below.

Think Science: ACES, by Dr. Amelie Ramirez from Nathan Cone

Think Science: ACES, by Dr. Colleen Bridger from Nathan Cone

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