Historical Trauma Among African Americans, ACES, and Resilience-Podcast

FRIENDS has released its first podcast: Historical Trauma Among African Americans, ACES, and Resilience

The traumatic history of African Americans, how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) compound multi-generational trauma, and what hope looks like are considered in this podcast.

Three experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Child Traumatic Stress Center, NC State University, and a local Head Start Program provide evidenced-based information on ACES, historical trauma and bias, and how hope and resilience play a role in mitigating these hardships in African American families. Listen to learn about adjustments practitioners can make to improve trust and inclusiveness in programs services.

Follow the link, to listen to the podcast and explore additional resources:  https://friendsnrc.org/collaboration/activities-that-support-collaboration/cultural-responsiveness/diverse-groups/racial-ethnic/historical-trauma-among-african-americans-aces-and-hope

We hope you enjoy listening and find it useful for your work and in other environments.

Thank you to Melissa Merrick at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Isaiah Pickens at the UCLA National Child Trauma Stress Network, and Deric Boston with NC State University and Durham Head Start Programs for contributing.

Valerie Spiva Collins, Director

FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP

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