On CBS This Morning on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Oprah Winfrey gave a preview of an upcoming 60 MInutes segment she recently filmed about childhood trauma and resilience.
The 60 Minutes story will air Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. Central Time on CBS.
The story was the brain child of Oprah Winfrey, who said, “Trauma leaves a hole in the soul, and unless you fix the trauma that has caused people to be the way they are, you’re working on the wrong thing.” In reaction to traumatic occurrences – an ever increasing tragedy in the American fabric – we ask, “What’s wrong with that child?” Winfrey says this is the wrong question. We must ask instead, “What happened to that child?”
Behavioral health professionals like those at Family Services start with this question as they recognize and treat a variety of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), that when compounded as multiple traumas in childhood can carry damaging effects not only during childhood but into adult life as well.
We’re grateful to Oprah and 60 Minutes for raising awareness about childhood trauma and the opportunity to talk about how to prevent it in the first place.