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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Relationship Based Practice
March 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Negative, stressful, traumatizing events that occur before age 18 are referred to as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). ACEs are divided into 10 categories that fall under the umbrellas of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. These experiences create toxic stress. Children with ongoing, unmitigated toxic stress develop patterns of adaptive and physiological disruptions that compromise health over the lifespan.
This three-hour workshop will cover the Adverse Childhood Experiences study by the Kaiser Permenante Institute along with the CDC and highlight some of the key findings. We will explore the implications for our work and how to use the ACE questionnaire to gain a better understanding of the clients we are working with. We will talk briefly about the impact of ACES on brain architecture and how ACEs can show up in adulthood as negative health outcomes. To end off, we will do the “so what, now what”.
Join us after the workshop for a one-hour brown bag lunch to watch “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” by James Redford. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the movie and dessert!