Introduction to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

Course Description

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 ACEs.  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. Available as a 90-minute or 3-hour presentation.

Learning Objectives

1. Gain in-depth knowledge of ACE research. 2. Learn about the impact of trauma on development. 3. Increase understanding of working with challenging behaviors.

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