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Videos November 27, 2023

The Impact of Childhood Trauma and ACEs on Behavioral Health - Behavioral Health Innovators - Ep. 1 - Mike Giresi

Join host Benjamin Turner as he sits down with Mike Giresi, Chief Development Officer at Family First Adolescent Services, to discuss "The Impact of Childhood Trauma and ACEs on Behavioral Health."


In this thoughtful interview, part of the video series Behavioral Health Innovators presented by Lightning Step. Mike and Benjamin explore essential concepts like adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), complex trauma, and the rippling impacts of intergenerational and cultural trauma.

Mike explains key ideas like "misattunement" in childhood and how trauma-informed assessments are just the starting point in understanding a client's experiences. He emphasizes the need to support the individual and their entire attachment system.

Stay tuned for more insightful, meaningful interviews highlighting the vital work being done in behavioral health care.



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