Blake Warenik serves as director of communications at National Children’s Alliance (NCA), the nation’s largest network of care centers for child victims of abuse. NCA’s 900 member Children’s Advocacy Centers serve more than 370,000 children each year, making one big difference, one child at a time.
In “Can a Pandemic Have a Silver Lining?”, we invite Dr. Danielle Roubinov of the University of California to discuss a “research manifesto” letter she and her colleagues published in JAMA Pediatrics in August. Even as a novel coronavirus has upended our world, leading to new public health and safety guidelines that are playing hob with many research projects, it is also fostering innovation. The result has, in some ways, catalyzed research into early childhood adversity.  COVID-19 has also ratcheted up the pressure on parents. Dr. Roubinov has a hopeful message for them, too: Even small positive experiences, and having a strong relationship with a caring adult, can help a child weather adversity.  In this episode: The intersection of childhood adversity and the pandemic (1:32) Why we focus on the negative (4:49) Concerns about disparities and about parents’ mental health (9:51) The absence of a negative is not always a positive (14:12) Polystrengths, and the importance of caregivers (16:48) ABC intervention: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (27:15) An open letter to policymakers (35:35) A message for parents (37:52) Links: Danielle Roubinov, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco “How a Pandemic Could Advance the Science of Early Adversity.” JAMA Pediatrics. 2020 Jul 27. Roubinov D, Bush NR, Boyce WT. PMID: 32716499. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) “Greater Than the Sum—Multiple Adversities in Children’s Lives,” One in Ten interview with Sherry Hamby, Ph.D., originally aired on February 14 (as “Mending the Tears of Violence”). Rebroadcast on August 6, 2020 Ann S. Masten Ph.D., Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC intervention) was developed by Mary Dozier, Ph.D., at the University of Delaware For more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit And join us on Facebook at One in Ten podcast or email us at  Support the show (
We're back from our Best of the Best series to talk with Dr. Isha Metzger, a clinical psychologist, a University of Georgia researcher, and head of The EMPOWER Lab. But her real claim to fame: she noticed that the gold-standard treatment for children delivered at CACs wasn't working for her Black clients, dug into it, and came up with a brand-new adaptation to serve Black children and families, build their trust, and see themselves reflected in the work of healing from trauma. In fact, Just as concrete barriers need to be lowered to help families engage with treatment, the messages embedded within that treatment must include racial socialization and messages that include messages of strength, joy, pride, and voice. How can CACs and clinicians ensure they're meeting the needs of Black kids and families, or of other BIPOC kids? What are white clinicians to do to ensure that the messages in treatment fit the experiences of their BIPOC clients? And what are the implications for family engagement? Topics in this episode: What is racial socialization? How social and racial messages affect treatment outcomesCulturally specific treatment strategiesHow racial adaptations for treatment models workRacial trauma and polyvictimizationThe role of celebratory experiences in treatmentRacial justiceDiversity, equity, and inclusionMental health disparityResources: "Healing Interpersonal and Racial Trauma: Integrating Racial Socialization Into Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for African American Youth"The EMPOWER Lab at the University of GeorgiaDr. Metzger's researchUGA Racial Trauma GuideCoping with Racial Trauma (infographic)Support the show (
Greater Than the Sum—Multiple Adversities in Children’s Lives (originally "Mending the Tears of Violence") is the third in a three-part series of best-of-the-best episodes. Adversity and violence are common in kid's lives. The cumulative burden creates a lifelong vulnerability to physical and psychological issues. So how do we help kids thrive? What strengths are most important? Sherry Hamby, research professor of psychology at the University of the South, discussed trauma’s cumulative impact and how teachers, parents, and advocates can help kids.Topics:Adversity and violence (2:02)Polyvictimization, dose response (7:20)Resilience, polystrengths (12:30)Symptom relief is not well-being (20:39)Important strengths (23:08)Recovering positive affect (30:14)Helping kids (35:30) Links:Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.,  Life Paths Research Center director and ResilienceCon founderACE studyDavid Finkelhor, Heather A. TurnerNational Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence “Polyvictimization: Children’s Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse”Juvenile Victimization QuestionnaireAnn S. Masten, Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development“Sense of Purpose—The Most Important Strength?”“From Poly-Victimization to Poly-Strengths: Understanding the Web of Violence Can Transform Research on Youth Violence and Illuminate the Path to Prevention and Resilience” “Poly-victimization, Trauma, and Resilience: Exploring Strengths That Promote Thriving After Adversity”“Health-related quality of life among adolescents as a function of victimization, other adversities, and strengths”MMPI“Developmental Stage of Onset, Poly-Victimization, and Persistence of Childhood Victimization: Impact on Adult Well-Being in a Rural Community–Based Study” Two-by-Ten James PennebakerFor more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit And join us on Facebook at One in Ten podcast.Support the show (
We're taking a short summer break and re-airing several of our most popular episodes that are especially relevant in light of current events. This week, we'll explore how kids fare after abuse: The Hidden Cost of Resilience. Earlier this year, we spoke to Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King from Duke University School of Medicine and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network about resilience in kids who have suffered abuse, and how what we see on the surface isn't always the full story. What does the research tell us about the long-term issues that even the most resilient children may face? And what impact do racism and other forms of discrimination have on kids, both as an adverse experience itself and as it affects their recovery from trauma?Topics in this episode:What is resilience?Factors that help people be resilientAbuse disrupts social connectionsRacism, homophobia, and other compounding factorsThe hidden cost of resilienceTalking to caregiversRacism’s impacts, and the role of caregiversResourcesLinks:Ernestine Briggs-King, Ph.D., Duke University School of Medicine, and the Center for Child & Family HealthMothers Against Drunk DrivingRobert Pynoos, MD, UCLAGene Brody, Ph.D. “UGA Research Uncovers Cost of Resiliency in Kids,” by April Reese Sorrow, May 20, 2013, University of Georgia Columns.“Is Resilience Only Skin Deep? Rural African Americans' Preadolescent Socioeconomic Status-Related Risk and Competence and Age 19 Psychological Adjustment and Allostatic Load,” by Gene H. Brody Tianyi Yu, et al, July 1, 2013, Psychological Science, Vol. 24(7): 1285-1293.“Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination,” by Gene Brody, March 1, 2016, Association for Psychological Science Observer. “The Hidden Cost of Resilience,” by Leonora Desar, June 6, 2013, Psychology Today.Professor Ann S. Masten, University of Minnesota, author of Ordinary Magic: Resilience in DevelopmentThis New Yorker article, “How People Learn to Become Resilient,” talks about the work of Norman Garmezy and Emmy Werner.Sir Michael RutterNational Child Traumatic Stress Network For more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit our website at And join us on Facebook at One in Ten podcast.Support the show (
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