NJ Spotlight - Adverse Childhood Experiences: How Social Factors Affect You...

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Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton

800 U.S. 130

Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

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Unable to attend the event in person? Please feel free to view NJTV's livestream starting at 8:20am on Thursday.


Policymakers, philanthropists and private stakeholders are increasingly recognizing how social factors – like poverty, inadequate education, and violence – impact an individual’s health and wellness over time, far beyond what medical care alone can control.

Researchers have found the toll can be particularly profound on children, since adverse childhood experiences such as sexual abuse, or having incarcerated parents, leaves youngsters many times more vulnerable to problems with their health, difficulty in school, and encounters with the criminal justice system.

At this NJ Spotlight event we will explore the topic of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, in a roundtable format with a panel of experts representing the public sector, healthcare providers, and funders seeking better outcomes, among others. The conversation will explore the physiological impact of these painful events on young people, the toxic stress that develops in response, and how this stress erodes their wellness and ability to succeed as they age.

We will consider the high numbers of children effected by ACEs in New Jersey – at least four in ten, studies show – and the connection to other social determinants of health, with a focus on what can be done to reduce the burden of these traumas on our young residents.


Opening remarks:

Hanaa Hamdi, PhD, Director, Health Impact Investment Strategies & Partnerships, New Jersey Community Capital


Panelists:

Dr. Kemi Alli, Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center, Trenton

Christine Beyer, MSW, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Dr. Arturo Brito, MPH, Executive Director, The Nicholson Foundation

Tracy Parris-Benjamin, LMSW, FHELA, Director, Clinical Design Community Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Dr. Denise Rodgers, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; RBHS Chair in Interprofessional Education, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Moderator:

Lilo Stainton, Healthcare Reporter, NJ Spotlight


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Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

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