43 minutes | May 20, 2021

The ACEs Message and Its Unintended Consequences, with Dr. Jonathan Purtle

When the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study came out and proved the link between traumas such as child abuse and long-term negative health and mental health impacts, why did the public latch onto some results but not others? Why are people less convinced about the physical health impacts of ACEs than others? What role does political leaning play? And are we messaging some things that are harmful or counter-productive? We talk to Jonathan Purtle from Drexel University about how to make sure the general public understands and wants to make the kinds of system changes necessary to improve kids’ lives.Topics in this episode:ACEs go mainstream (02:14)Studying the right way to message about abuse (06:39)Research results (10:19)People resist ACEs’ brain/body connection (15:38)Unintended consequences (20:01)How to talk about solutions (27:28)More research needed (32:41)What to say and what not to say (35:48)For more information about this topic (42:36)Links:Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, associate professor of health management and policy, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health“Public Opinion About Adverse Childhood Experiences: Social Stigma, Attribution of Blame, and Government Intervention,” Purtle J, Nelson KL, Gollust SE, Child Maltreatment. March 2021. doi:10.1177/10775595211004783Adverse Childhood Experiences StudyCenter for Nonviolence and Social JusticeSandra L. Bloom, MDRobert Wood Johnson FoundationCenter on the Developing Child, Harvard University“Beyond ACEs” with Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson, One in Ten podcast episode (December 4, 2019)NCA 2021 Leadership Conference, June 7-9, 2021For more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, For more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit our website at nationalchildrensalliance.org. And join us on Facebook at One in Ten podcast or email us at oneinten@nca-online.org. Support the show (https://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/donate-now/)
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