September 15, 2016 | Alison Channon“It made me more critically aware. It affects not only you but your community,” Sheanna told me sitting outside a Peet’s Coffee shop in San Francisco, finally taking a breather after her very first day of college. Sheanna is referencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), experiences like abuse, neglect and household dysfunction that can impact children’s health and development, as well as community stressors like discrimination and community violence.
July 20, 2016 | Alison ChannonPerry Chen, LCSW is a therapist on CYW’s multi-disciplinary clinical team of therapists, nurses, care coordinators and other staff. He works directly with children and families dealing with the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We interviewed Perry to learn more about his work and the CYW Clinical Program. Below is the Q & A.