Vodcast: ACEs and high-conflict separation and divorce

Season 2, Episode 2,   Jun 07, 2022, 09:30 PM

In this first episode of our new DocTalks vodcast, Doctors of BC President Dr Ramneek Dosanjh hosts a roundtable discussion that gives viewers insight into Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and high-conflict separation and divorce and what doctors and lawyers need to know to best support families experiencing it. It also speaks to the cross-sectoral allyship between doctors and lawyers to raise awareness of ACEs and how they can work together to promote the well-being of their patients and clients.

Brain science tells us that ACEs are a significant public health issue because they can cause toxic stress that impacts the immediate, long-term, and intergenerational mental and physical health of children and youth. Family justice issues often involve one or more ACE. Acting collaboratively to reduce toxic stress and support families experiencing family justice issues will mitigate the negative impact and promote family well-being. 

In this episode Dr Dosanjh speaks to guests, Dr Linda Uyeda, a family doctor, Linda Hamilton QC, the President of the Law Society of BC, and Jane Morley, QC, from Access to Justice BC.

This episode is audio taken from a video recording. You can watch the episode here.