Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn’t Mean

March 2, 2015

By Laura Starecheski

At npr.org (National Public Radio)

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean

How Do We Stop Childhood Adversity from Becoming a Life Sentence

How Do We Stop Childhood Adversity from Becoming a Life Sentence. | Benjamin Perks | TEDxPodgorica

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Published on Mar 6, 2015

Adverse childhood experiences are physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect as well as witnessing family violence, addiction or mental health episodes in the household. Firstly, new evidence on the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences will be presented-to give a sense of the magnitude of the problem. Secondly, research will be presented which demonstrates a direct link between the level of adversity in childhood and worse outcomes in adulthood in health, addiction, imprisonment, education and life success and new evidence from the field of neuroscience which explains this link. Thirdly ways to prevent and respond to childhood adversity and support victims will be presented, including integrated child protection systems, better equipped education systems and breaking the public taboo on the theme.

Benjamin Perks is the UNICEF Representative to Montenegro and United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. and also occasionally works for United Nations Staff College training on Human Rights Based Approach to Programming. He has served in numerous countries including Afghanistan, India, Georgia and Albania. He holds a Masters Degree in International Conflict Analysis from University of Kent in Canterbury and a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Studies (History and Politics) from University of Hertfordshire and has recently completed a programme on Leadership and Education Reform at the Graduate School of Education at University of Harvard.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power ‘Mind Over Body’

Science writer Jo Marchant investigated the healing power of the mind for her new book, Cure.

Science writer Jo Marchant investigated the healing power of the mind for her new book, Cure.

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How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power ‘Mind Over Body’

Published January 26, 2016pm

Terry Gross interviews Jo Marchant, PhD, Science Writer

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/26/464372009/how-meditation-placebos-and-virtual-reality-help-power-mind-over-body

Wounds That Won’t Heal

Wounds That Won’t Heal – The ACE Study (Preview)

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Published on Apr 25, 2013

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), though well concealed, are unexpectedly common, and have a profound effect on adult health. In the 30-minute program previewed here, eight adult survivors of ACEs describe their childhood experiences and the effects later in life, including obesity, depression, and addictions. To learn more about Wounds That Won’t Heal and our other DVDs for trauma survivors, see our website, www.cavalcadeproductions.com , or call 800-345-5530.

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Adult Illness

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Adult Illness

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Published on Aug 5, 2015

Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of ‘Childhood Disrupted’ discusses how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect adult illness such as heart disease, autoimmune disease and cancer.