About ACEs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic or stressful experiences, such as abuse or neglect, that occur during childhood or adolescence. ACEs can harm a child’s brain and its development, which can lead to long-term negative health and social outcomes.

Armed with powerful new insights into how toxic stress changes the physiology of early brain development, we can begin to find sustainable solutions to childhood trauma by empowering resilient, self-healing communities.

ACE Interface Trainings are designed to support widespread awareness, promote understanding, and empower communities to improve health and well-being throughout society.

ACE Interface Trainings are flexible and adaptable to many settings and time frames.  Listed below are a few sample formats available:

Training Types:

Basic:

  • Core powerpoint
  • 1 hour with no exercises
  • Objectives understand what aces are.  How they change brain development.  Core factors that build stronger communities.

Intermediate:

  •  Full powerpoint, short exercises and limited group discussion
  • 2-3 hours
  • Objectives:  Develop a deeper understanding of what aces are.  How they change brain development and discuss strategies to build resilient, self-healing communities.  

Advanced:  (as availability permits)

  • Full powerpoint, short exercises, discussions, and organizational planning
  • 5 hours
  • Objectives:  In depth understanding of what aces are.  How they change brain development.  Discuss strategies to build resilient, self healing communities.  Begin action planning as a group.

 

Certified Trainers:

Amie Myrick, LCPC  View Bio

Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C  View Bio

Made Possible By:

The family tree

md essentials for childhood

 

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