Advanced ACEs: Building a Trauma-Informed System
In the absence of protective relationships, toxic stress in childhood impacts an individual’s health and well-being across the lifetime. This workshop provides an overview of the ACE Study, Trauma, Toxic Stress, PACEs, and the Impact on Health. Florida DJJ research, Resilience, and Building a Trauma-Informed Approach is also explored. By building the capacity of adults in our community to address this issue, we can nurture the social-emotional wellness of the next generation. And by shifting our perspective and recognizing that behaviors may be fueled by feelings a child may not be able to manage, we can build the foundation to help children impacted by adversity.
Participants will learn and be prepared to facilitate:
• 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;
• About the ACEs and Resilience Surveys, 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;
• What are positive and adverse childhood experiences;
• What is the difference between PCEs and ACEs; and
• Local Delinquency/Dependency research involving youth you may currently serve
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