This program is free of charge and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to participate. This presentation will explore:
- the prevalence and impact of trauma on children’s brain development;
- the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) which first introduced us to the long-term impact that trauma can have on social, emotional and health outcomes;
- what we must do to help children and families recover from trauma;
- and what is behind many of the behaviors we see and how we can shift our perspective to serve children and families through the lens of trauma.
The presentation sets the groundwork for future in-depth training opportunities. This program meets one of the training requirements for becoming an Alive and Well Ambassador.