ACES and Toxic Stress: How trauma can change our brains



If you have been following the news, you likely have seen that a recent Trump administration policy has forced children crossing the border with their parents without proper documentation to be stripped away from their parents and held in prison like detention centers. This week Katee, Corbin, and Dave talk about the research behind how “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs) affect brain development and life long health.From the backroung to the pathology and finally its implications.

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References:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/15/620254326/doctors-warn-about-dangers-of-child-separations

Toxic Stress

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_Childhood_Experiences_Study

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience/Pages/ACEs-and-Toxic-Stress.aspx

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/EBCD/Pages/The-Science.aspx

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about_ace.html


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