Central Coast Voices: Building bridges to resilience

May 26, 2021

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs?  They are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood, and studies show are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and even substance use problems in adulthood. ACEs are common. Adults surveyed report at least 60% of adults have experienced at least one type of ACE, and nearly 1 in 6 said they had four or more types of ACEs. Preventing ACEs could possibly reduce a large number of health conditions, in our community, but how?

Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Nisha AbdulCader, an M.D., F.A.A.P. and Pediatrician with Martha’s Place Children’s Assessment Center, Lisa Fraser, Executive Director with the Center for Family Strengthening, and Barbara Finch, the Children and Adult Director with the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services as they discuss how we can work to better understand, prevent, and address childhood trauma. They will provide information about an upcoming training opportunity for those who serve children, youth and families on educating and increasing awareness about the widespread impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and provides hopeful strategies to build resilience within our communities and system of care. 

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.

Broadcast date: 5/27/2021

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.