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Whole People Film Discussion on Tuesday, December 15th at 7p.m. EST


ACEs Connection, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice (CTIPP), and the Relentless School Nurse will be hosting a Zoom discussion on Tuesday, Dec, 15th at 7p.m. EST about parts 1, 2, and 3 of Whole People. We hope you can join us:

Quotes from Childhood Trauma (Part 1 of Whole People):

Gigi Chalwa MD

"ACEs on a public health level are those items that we really recognize are things that drive and are linked to outcomes of poorer health. And so those genes that are more likely to be expressed in a toxic environment may be some of genes that you really don't want translated. Those are going to be genes in which you might have more anxiety, you might have more cancer, you might be more at risk for hypertension or depression.

SO yes, when we talk about  the effects of toxic stress on the individual at that family level and you can see it generation after generation - there's a lot of science behind why that is really the case. "

Gigi Chawla, MD

Resmaa Menakem

"The difference in the terms of the way I look at is is that I  also believe that poverty is an adverse childhood experience. I believe that historical trauma is an adverse childhood experience. Intergenerational trauma is an adverse childhood experiences. Institutional trauma is an adverse childhood experience, and that couples with peoples personal trauma.

So a lot of times we are working with trauma, we are zeroing in on personal trauma without all of this other stuff that may have preceded before the child even made it to the earth."

Resmaa Menakem, Clinical Social Worker

If you have yet to watch the Whole People series, you can still do so by visiting the PBS website. There is no cost to watch.

And again, please join our Zoom discussion on Whole People (Parts 1, 2, and 3), Tuesday, at 7p.m. EST.


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  • Resmaa Menakem: Resmaa Menakem, Clinical Social Worker
  • Gigi Chalwa MD: Gigi Chalwa, MD

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