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Think Science: Adverse Childhood Experiences

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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.


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.


Nathan has been with TPR since 1995, when he began working on classical music station KPAC 88.3 FM, as host of “Tuesday Night at the Opera.” He soon learned the ropes on KSTX 89.1 FM, and volunteered to work practically any shift that came his way, on either station. He worked in nearly every capacity on the radio before moving into Community Engagement, Marketing, and Digital Media. His reporting and criticism has been honored by the Houston Press Club and Texas Associated Press.