Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Ideal for onboarding staff, volunteers and newcomers to trauma and ACEs
Research shows that adverse childhood experiences can impact the physical health, mental health and social well-being of individuals. In many cases it is known to seriously impact academic achievement, homelessness, poverty, incarceration, chronic disease, substance abuse and the ability to maintain a job. With knowledge of these experiences and potential outcomes parents, caregivers, co-workers, professionals and organizations can better assist individuals by identifying core issues early and prescribing better solutions that meet a person where they are at.
This 90-minute session will discuss childhood adversity/trauma using the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) as the foundation for the presentation. It incorporates many of the works and ideas of Rob Anda, co-founder of the ACE study, and various trauma experts and research organizations. Additionally, the presentation includes a number of examples that help people relate research to real life scenarios.
"Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today”.
- Dr. Robert Block, the former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
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Format: Live, online course
Duration: 90 Minutes
Who Should Attend: Individuals and organizations that work directly or indirectly with children, families, social and health determinants.
Instructor: Kathy Orr, Executive Director, Peaceful Households
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