Childhood Adversity and Trauma Trainer Program

Advanced training for individuals interested in  educating others on trauma and childhood adversity

This training replaces what was formerly our ACE Master Training Program. We have done this to expand trauma understanding, respond to the changing demands for education surrounding trauma and childhood adversity and reach a larger audience with online instruction.

This live online training course is designed to prepare individuals to train others on trauma and childhood adversity. The course will develop and enhance your foundational understanding of childhood adversity and the impact it has on brain development, epigenetics, and physical and mental health. We will present the Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACES), define trauma, resilience, trauma-informed practices and share a common language that supports all teachings.

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​November 17, 18 and 19, 2020


Three sessions of three hours each over three days.

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This training is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge to present this critical information in a manner that is readily understood by the community, business leaders, policy makers, and professionals and enhances understanding of the effects of adversity.

The instruction and training materials, developed and provided to you by Peaceful Households will give you the necessary tools to create presentations, with flexibility to meet the needs of your audience.

Upon completion of the three-session course you will received a copy of the training power point, references and a certificate of completion of the Trauma and Childhood Adversity Trainer Instructional Course.

Training Overview:

  • Three live online sessions of 3 hours each over a three day period. (Not an on demand training)

  • Individuals are required to attend all three sessions in order to receive their certificate of training.

  • Overview of stress neurobiology and life course model for ACEs.

  • Impact of ACEs and the relationship between ACEs and long term health/mental health and social well-being.

  • Trauma definition and how ACEs fits in this definition.

  • Definition of resilience and how it can buffer the effects of trauma.

  • Impact of trauma on individuals and societies.

  • Generational effects trauma.

Deliverables for this Course:

  • Instruction and materials developed by Kathy Orr, Executive Director of Peaceful Households. Kathy has successfully trained thousands of individuals on Trauma and ACEs since 2015.

  • Best practices for positioning, organizing and delivering ACE and trauma education.

  • Certificate of completion for the Childhood Adversity and Trauma Trainer Program for individuals that attend all three sessions.

Training materials provided by Peaceful Households are proprietary to Peaceful Households. Only those individuals that complete this training are authorized to use the materials to educate others. Under no circumstances are authorized users allowed to let other individuals use the proprietary materials nor transfer the rights of the materials to other individuals or organizations.

Peaceful Households Instructors, Curriculum and Educational Approach

Peaceful Households provides childhood adversity and trauma education to individuals, public and private organizations of all sizes and industries. Our experienced instructors were originally trained under the direction of Dr. Rob Anda, co-founder of the ACE study. Today, we incorporate into our teachings the science and works of several leading experts such as Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, Dr. Martin Teicher, Dr. Phillip Fischer, Dr. Ed Tronick and more. Also playing a role in our curriculum are the studies and research published by the likes of The Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others. To bring this altogether in a meaningful way, our approach embraces real-life examples to bridge the divide between research, theory and practical application.

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