UPDATE: Click here to view the segment (approximately 14 minutes) and the 60 Minutes Overtime interview with Oprah (about 5 minutes).
Oprah Winfrey addresses the long-term effects of childhood trauma this Sunday, March 11 on 60 Minutes (tune in on CBS at 7:00 p.m. ET). The word is spreading quickly about the potential impact of this 60 Minutes segment. One ACEs Connection member said “The cause now has an iconic “champion of champions.” This could be a significant game changer.” Another said we should all be prepared to respond afterwards with opeds and letters to the editors to local papers, meetings with legislators etc.
Oprah’s story features an interview with Dr. Bruce Perry and coverage of visits two trauma-informed Milwaukee organizations— SaintA and the Nia Imani Family Center. Oprah spent part of her youth in Milwaukee and has spoken candidly about her own childhood trauma. Click here to read the post by ACEs Connection member Michelle Sieg of SaintA who had first hand involvement in sharing the story of SaintA’s clients. Here is a preview of the 60 Minutes segment from CBS News.