NC Health Policy Forum

Episode 2: Contending with Adverse Childhood Experiences

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips interviews Drs George (Tripp) Ake and Lisa Amaya-Jackson about adverse childhood experiences - what are they, how do they affect children, and how can policy improve health outcomes for children with multiple ACEs? Then, hear part of a talk from LaToya Powell, deputy general counsel at the NC Department of Public Safety, about the Chief Justice's Task Force on ACEs-informed Courts. In the final segment, hear from Michelle Ries, associate director of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Childhood trauma

Trauma-informed health care

Mental health

Justice system

Trauma-informed justice

Juvenile court

 

Show Notes:

Center for Child & Family Health: https://www.ccfhnc.org/ 

 

North Carolina Child Treatment Program https://www.ccfhnc.org/programs/nc-child-treatment-program/ 

 

"The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation" https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/webinars/racism-and-health 

 

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences with Evidence-based Care: Tripp Ake and Lisa Amaya-Jackson https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1/37

 

Creating ACEs-Informed Courts in North Carolina (LaToya B. Powell) https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1/40 

 

Chief Justice's Task Force on ACEs-informed Courts https://www.nccourts.gov/commissions/chief-justices-task-force-on-aces-informed-courts 

 

NCMJ: Addressing the Social & Economic Factors of Health in North Carolina https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

Transcript: Page 18 at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iM89iIcdKcrWNGIxWMKdC92m4OaEh2zw5697HX7bdDo/edit?usp=sharing 

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