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Learning More About ACEs and Fostering Positive Childhood Experiences with Becky Haas


Screen Shot 2020-12-31 at 3.29.18 PM(Recently I was interviewed by Samantha Gray for the Attachment Parenting International Organization about my pioneering work to advance Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) science in rural Appalachia.  Samantha serves as the Executive Director of API and has been very active in our Northeast Tennessee ACEs Connection.  Here is part 1 of 3 of her interview.)

"I’m the mother of two sons who are married and grown now. When I was preparing to have our first child, I remember thinking to myself, I have a wonderful mother. I feel I had a good childhood and all, but I remember thinking as I carried that child, of all the things I’ve ever done in life, any jobs or volunteerism, it came with training. Being a mother did not come with any training. I felt it was the most important thing I was entering into in life. I applaud the work of the Attachment Parenting International community in the fact that you all are having conversations around things that many more families need to understand. What we see now with ACEs is how the fulcrum is slanted in a negative way because that attachment was not there."



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