Anne Dachel has been culling stories about the absurd state of pediatric healthcare and schooling. This story caught our eye. If you had to think of what the main health threats are to children in 2018 what would be on your list? School shootings or violence would place high. Bullying by peers. Suicide. The AAP has gone from an organization representing doctors in charge of pediatric medical care, to some sort of bizarre sociological Big Brother. They are touting "Adverse childhood events," (trauama) as the leading unaddressed threat to our children. Look at this definition of traumatic events from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies:
Traumatic events that occur in childhood are called “abuse” events when children are threatened or harmed by those charged with their care or who are in a position of power or authority over them.
In short, parents are harming their kids. Abuse has always been with us, and is never taken lightly. But the number one unaddressed threat? What's the goal here - to embed medical doctors and public health officials into our homes? Very strange. We wrote about the CDC's term in a post CDC Puts Forth "ACE" Adverse Childhood Experiences As Cause of Toxic Stress. It's CDC's job to look at health within the nation. Somehow ACE as an answer feels similar to what we see in autism. Examine everything except the obvious problem. Blame anything that isn't related to a partner and profitable industry like pharmaceutical. Leave medications and vaccinations out of the equation.
June 7, 2018, WXOW-TV, La Crosse, WI: Learning about childhood trauma
It's being called the single greatest unaddressed public health threat by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
It's not one specific thing but rather a group of problems called adverse childhood experiences, otherwise known as childhood trauma.
Local community members are getting together to recognize that trauma and find ways to help both children and adults cope.
On Thursday, a screening of the documentary Resilience was shown to help understand the role the community plays in creating a more trauma-informed society.
Curt Teff is Director of Community Services for the School District of La Crosse. He said, "I think that the biggest thing to know is that we do have childhood trauma within our community, and we really see it as a public health risk. We know that certain early childhood trauma effects development in early years but what we are learning through the science of trauma is that it affects people through their lifetime."