ACE's Podcasts

Available ACE's Podcasts

Central Michigan University is pleased to launch this new podcast series:
Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience. 

Podcasts episodes feature thought-provoking insights regarding the science behind adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and resilience. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful, traumatic events experienced in a child’s or adolescent’s life. ACEs are very common, most Americans have at least one, and they can happen to anyone. The experiences and environments during our childhood and developing years have a tremendous impact on health across the lifespan -- as they can alter the architecture of our developing brain and body. 

Experts appearing in the series provide education for professionals. practitioners in the field, and community-based health providers, on new approaches for addressing trauma, promoting resilience and positively impacting the health and wellness of children and families. Experts share perspectives on putting science into practice, highlighting strategies and evidence-based approaches for incorporating trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into physician’s offices, organizations, schools and communities.

Episodes discuss the expanding evidence across fields of neuroscience, genetics and epidemiology and spotlight the dramatic links between adverse childhood experiences, stunted physiological development, risky behavior, psychological issues, serious illnesses and the leading causes of death. Information on how trauma impacts the developing brain, how children can be impacted and protected, factors influencing the variable response to adversity and the challenges of preventing and recognizing the effect of trauma on children will be explored along with implications for all those in medical settings who care for children - from caregivers and clinicians to administrators and advocates.

  • Topic 1:  Defining Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Detrimental Effect on the Health of Children and Adults
  • Topic 2: The Physiological Effects of Trauma and Toxic Stress on the Brain
  • Topic 3: Assessing for ACEs
  • Topic 4: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Evidence-Based Intervention to Reduce the Impact of Adverse Experiences in Early Childhood
  • Topic 5: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: an Evidence-Based Intervention
  • Topic 6: Adults Dealing with ACEs

Also included in the Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience series are connections and “go to links” for professionals working in the field. [Refer to links listed at the end for insertion on side bar or web pages with each podcast episode] 

This series is a collaborative production of Central Michigan University’s College of the Arts and Media, the College of Medicine, and the Interdisciplinary Center for Community Health & Wellness. 

Special thanks to the following Central Michigan University clinical faculty experts featured in the series (in alphabetical order):

Kai Anderson, MD
Furhut Janssen, DO
Sarah Domoff, PhDJohn Lopes Jr., PA
Onoriode Edeh, MDLourdes Morales-Dopico, MD
Cheryl Geisthardt, PhDLarissa Niec, PhD
James Gerhart, PhDKyle Rutledge, MD

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We are grateful for funding support from a collaborative grant from the
CMU College of Arts and Media that has made this podcast series possible.


The information provided in this educational activity is for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by Central Michigan University College of Medicine.  In no event will Central Michigan University College of Medicine be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.