The impacts of childhood trauma on overall health

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On this week’s Alaska Edition, we look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, or ACEs study, and the link between childhood trauma and health issues later in life. Studies have shown that these experiences lead to a wide variety of problems including asthma, cancer and arthritis. The good news is that research shows that these effects can be reversed.

For more information on the ACEs study visit and The Harvard Center for the developing child.

Watch Deborah Bock’s full interview here

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HOST: Ellen Lockyer


  • Gennifer Moreau-Johnson, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Manager, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • Trevor Storrs, Executive Director, Alaska Child’s Trust

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m.

APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.
Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA
elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen

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