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Esme Fuller-Thomson Seminar

November 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health Outcomes

Esme Fuller-Thomson, PhD

Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and
Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work, University of Toronto


Thursday, November 7th, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

People are aware that childhood abuse casts a long shadow with regard to adult depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Less is known about the link between early adversities and physical health in adulthood. Dr. Fuller-Thomson’s research shows a strong link between childhood abuse and many adult physical health outcomes including cancer, migraine, arthritis, and heart disease. She will discuss her findings and some of the possible pathways through which early adversities may result in chronic health conditions.

Professsor Esme Fuller-Thomson holds the Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair in Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.  She is cross-appointed to the Department of Family & Community Medicine and Faculty of Nursing.  Esme’s publications have examined the association between early adversities, such as childhood physical and sexual abuse and parental addictions, and adult health outcomes. Her work has reached a broad, non-academic audience. It has been used in background testimony to the U.S. Congress and has been widely cited in the media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Huffington Post, The Atlantic and CNN.

Seminars are free, held at the Institute, 263 McCaul St., 4th Floor Classroom

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This seminar will be webcast and can be accessed at:


November 7, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


263 McCaul Street
4th Floor Classroom
Toronto, Canada
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