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: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4405439
Box lunches will be available for purchase, for $5, from Spice of Life catering.
- Dr. Colleen Bridger, director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and tri-chair of the South Texas Trauma Informed Care Consortium
- Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (joining remotely), California Surgeon General
- Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America!, chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio
Moderator: Bonnie Petrie, Texas Public Radio