176  ACES and the Power of Positive Relationships

ACES and the Power of Positive Relationships

In a world where pediatricians hold the key to promoting healthy relationships and emotional well-being, this latest episode delves into the transformative power of recognizing and addressing toxic stress in children.

Join Dr. Lia Gaggino and renowned pediatrician, Andy Gardner, expertly navigates the terrain of primary prevention and the crucial role pediatricians play in shaping the future of our youth.This episode will uncover the secrets to safeguarding children’s mental health and well-being.

Lia as she explores Andy’s insights on primary prevention, emotional management, and the profound impact of nurturing relationships. Discover how this episode sheds new light on the crucial role pediatricians play in building a foundation for children’s long-term resilience and well-being.

        

[00:33 -15:01]  The Importance of Primary Prevention in Child Development

  • Holistic public health must embrace both primary prevention and specific interventions.
  • Preventing toxic stress in kids is achievable with primary preventive measures.
  • Proactive public health advocates for relational health.
  • Preventing toxic stress and promoting relational health in public health are linked.

 

[15:02- 26:34] Building Trust in Pediatric Relationships  

  • Trust in pediatric care involves the triad of parent, child, and healthcare professional.
  • Pediatricians must grasp family dynamics to offer thorough care.
  • Pediatricians juggle clinical record-keeping with fostering therapeutic bonds.
  • Trust is essential for effective treatments and a child’s positive developmental path.

 

[26:35 – 46:17] Fostering Emotional Resilience in Parent-Child Dynamics

  • Encourage parents to engage with their child’s emotions to minimize defensive actions.
  • Use trauma-focused CBT techniques to help children’s emotional needs and behaviors.
  • Emphasize empathy and understanding in caregiving before immediate behavior correction.
  • Highlight the lasting advantages of parental emotional presence for a child’s development.

 

[46:18 – 59:20]  Enhancing Child Growth with Positive Parenting

  • Pediatricians champion positive reinforcement to enhance child strengths.
  • ‘Catching children being good’ boosts positive behavior and self-worth.
  • Aiming for ten praises per criticism sustains a positive parent-child bond.
  • Emphasizing children’s strengths fosters better development and emotional control.

 

[59:21 – 01:05:17]  Closing segment Takeaway

 

Links to resources mentioned on the show

Resources:

AAP Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress Policy Statement – https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/2/e2021052582

AAP Trauma Informed Care in Health Systems Policy Statement – https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/2/e2021052579

Trauma Informed Care Clinical Report – https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/2/e2021052580

Thinking Developmentally by Andrew Garner and Robert Saul – https://shop.aap.org/Thinking-Developmentally-Paperback-en.aspx

ACES Anda/Felliti – https://acestoohigh.com/2012/10/03/the-adverse-childhood-experiences-study-the-largest-most-important-public-health-study-you-never-heard-of-began-in-an-obesity-clinic/

Christina Bethell:   

JAMA Peds https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2749336

Health Affairs – https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05425

Ted Lasso! – Apple Plus streaming

Richard Rohr – https://cac.org/transforming-pain-2018-10-17/

Winston Churchill “The Darkest Hour”  2017 Movie 



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Key quotes for Twitter:

“And man, when you get that social smile, that’s your first reward”… Dr. Andy Garner

“Once we get to a place We can get to relating and reasoning, but if we don’t have that regulation to start with, we’re not gonna get anywhere.”… Dr. Andy Garner

     

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