On Thursday, April 28, Donna Jackson Nakazawa, an award-winning science journalist, joins the podcast "History. Culture. Trauma." Jackson Nakazawa is the author of seven books, and an internationally-recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion. This podcast is our final episode to acknowledge April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Throughout the month, co-hosts Ingrid Cockhren, CEO of PACEs Connection, and Mathew Portell, director of communities, have looked at how America's history of child abuse and neglect connects to our current child-abuse crisis. In the final episode of this series, Cockhren and Portell discuss how the different layers of influence embedded in our society create conditions for abuse and neglect to fester. Thursday's podcast will examine our collective thoughts, beliefs, and values concerning children.
With Jackson Nakazawa, they will outline how PACEs science can be applied to address and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Her upcoming book, Girls on the Brink: Helping Our Daughters Thrive in an Era of Increased Anxiety, Depression, and Social Media will be published in September. It is available for pre-order now. Her other books include, The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine, named one of the best books of 2020 by Wired magazine; Childhood Disrupted, a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award; and The Last Best Cure. Her writing has appeared in Wired, The Boston Globe, Stat, The Washington Post and Health Affairs. For her writing on health and science, she received the AESKU lifetime achievement award and the National Health Information Award.
Jackson Nakazawa has appeared on The Today Show and NPR, and is a regular speaker at universities, including the Harvard Division of Science Library Series, Rutgers University, Johns Hopkins, Learning and the Brain, and the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is also the creator and founder of the narrative writing-to-heal program, which uses a process called Neural Re-Narrating to help participants recognize and override their brain’s old thought patterns and internalized stories.
Listen to "History. Culture. Trauma." here online on Thursday, or access this, or prior podcasts, at the podcast service of your choice listed below.