Saturday, August 7, 2021


Watch the video above to see 70/30 ambassador and research fellow at the University of Cork, Jane Mulcahy PhD, interview WAVE Trust CEO George Hosking OBE on adverse childhood experiences (ACE), trauma policy and how to influence politicians on both.

As described in the YouTube video description, the interview touches on:

    • The public health value of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies
    • Political attitudes towards traumatised people with offending behaviour, the relevance of poverty and structural violence such as racism on health, behaviour and other outcomes
    • The merits of the criticisms, such as the "The Problem with ACEs" submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry, into the evidence-base for early intervention and prevention
    • The policy-making process and how politicians can be influenced to back certain initiatives, such as express commitment for reducing child maltreatment by 70% by the year 2030, which is the goal of WAVE Trust's 70/30 Campaign
    • The role of the media in raising awareness and shifting public opinion on matters of social and moral importance like preventing trauma and adversity

You can see more of Jane's interviews on law and justice matters - including with key figures in the field of trauma and trauma-informed practice, such as Dr Karen Treisman and Dr Stephen Porges - at this link here.