Experiences in childhood matter. Numerous research studies have shown how childhood stress and trauma can impact adult health. The Ace Study is the largest study investigating the health and social effects of negative childhood experiences. Now that we have the research, what can we do about it? The cycle of violence, generational poverty and abuse, homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, perpetration and victimization of violence are all related to ACE’s. Strategies such as identification and assessment, reducing risk and exposure and nurturing resiliency and skill building are effective interventions. Changing the negative course that many children are on is our best way to prevent abuse in future generations. This presentation will increase your knowledge of trauma and provide ways to work with children, families and communities to reduce the impact of trauma.
1. Identify types of child maltreatment treatment and adversity and the link to health in adulthood.
2. Recognize how stress response system activates fight, flight or fear and becomes conditioned over time especially in high stress situations.
3. Learn ways to build resiliency in your clientele.
4. Understand the concept of trauma informed care and how it creates safety for those impacted by violence and trauma.