Is the COVID-19 Pandemic an Adverse Childhood Experience?

What this webinar covers:

This webinar was co-sponsored by NACDD and the Safe States Alliance and explores whether and in what ways the COVID-19 pandemic has been an adverse childhood experience, and if so, what chronic disease and injury prevention professionals can do now to address the potential long-term chronic disease and well-being consequences of the pandemic.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Wendy Ellis, Assistant Professor, Global Health Director, Center for Community Resilience, George Washington University

  • Richard Hamburg (moderator), Executive Director, the Safe States Alliance

  • Dr. Doreen Marshall, Vice President of Mission Engagement, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

  • Dr. Susan McDaniel, Director of the Institute for the Family in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester

  • John W. Robitscher, MPH, CEO, NACDD

  • This message also includes a special recorded greeting from Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

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