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Here are another three responses from new members to a question about their interest in ACEs: Richard Cole, Nashilla Alibhai and Richard Rhodes. Some of the responses are shortened, so there's a link to their page to read more about them, friend them and/or send a message.
Richard Cole, East Lansing, MI - Richard first learned of the ACEs research in one of the first CDC meetings he attended as a member of the CDCs Knowledge-to-Action Child Maltreatment Prevention Task Force. He was immediately "overtaken" by the data. "As Dr. Anda says, once you learn about these data you are compelled to act on it."
Nashilla Alibhai, Houstin, TX - When she was a researcher and caseworker at Justice for Children in Houston, Nashilla discovered that abused children were diagnosed with ADHD, depression, had behavioral problems in school, and abused drugs/alcohol. The kids were often medicated, but not treated for the root of the problem. "I found that it is very common that these problems would continue to worsen into adulthood if not addressed and treated from its root cause- ACE."
Richard Rhodes, Half Moon Bay, CA - Dick has followed Vincent Felitti's work for many years, and sees his work as "complementary to the work of the criminologist Lonnie Athens, about whom I wrote a book (Why They Kill) back in the 90s." He has written or edited 23 books, and received the the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction for The Making of the Atomic Bomb. He is generally interested in the etiology of violence and its prevention and control.