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What's Underneath the Iceberg: Unpacking ACEs and Addressing Structural Inequities

Thursday, January 10, 2019

 1pm – 2pm ET / 10am – 11am PT

Across the country, ongoing research and growing attention continues to shed light on the critical role that experiences of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) -- and the community structures, systems, and policies that drive them -- play in shaping the long term health and wellbeing of children and their families across the life course. Building upon an multi-systems “iceberg” model and Dignity framework, this webinar will explore the multiple layers and systems that contribute to inequities in community experiences and outcomes shaped by early life adversities. Speakers will share how they are unpacking these layers and lift up examples of efforts underway to address these critical issues.


Featured speakers include:

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

  • Dr. Renee Boynton-Jarrett, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine; Founding Director, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

  • Nikotris Perkins, Senior Strategist, Ubuntu Research and Evaluation

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