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ACEs: Trauma to Resilience

December 12 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

In the absence of protective relationships, toxic stress in childhood impacts an individual’s well-being across the lifetime. This workshop provides an overview of the ACE Study, Trauma, Toxic Stress and the Impact on Health.

This 4-hour free virtual workshop will provide an overview, interactive learning, and strategies on becoming trauma-informed.

Participants will learn about:

  • The ACE study, including the ACE Pyramid which provides the conceptual framework for the study.
  • Outcome and findings of the ACE study.
  • Definition of toxic stress and its impact on the developing brain throughout the lifespan.
  • Impact of early adversity on lifelong health – emotional and physical.
  • The ACEs and resilience durveys, including their own scores.
  • How resilience trumps ACEs.
  • The importance of creating trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on the findings of the ACEs research.
  • Role plays practicing effective communication strategies, including reflective statements. 
  • Shifting thinking and practice to become trauma-informed.

Sponsored by the United Way of Palm Beach County.

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