Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

ACEs 201: Resilience Case Planning

Date: 3/22/19
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
James Fick Conference Center, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

The Community Collaborative for Youth and Families is pleased to provide a follow up training on ACEs with Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson! This event is sponsored by members of the Collaborative Leadership Team (Office on Youth, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Rappahannock United Way, and Stafford County).

The Collaborative is committed to making our community more trauma informed. Each member has an opportunity to make an impact with the children and families we serve!

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

70% of adults in the U.S. – 223.4 million people – have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. Adverse Childhood Studies show that many of these traumas occur before age 18 and result in disrupted brain development, adoption of at risk health behaviors, and increase the risk for disease, disability, social problems, and physical and mental illness in children and adults. The Center for Disease Control recognizes that this epidemic requires a public health response at a national, state, and local level.

So what happens after we become aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how a broad range of adversities in life (including abuse, neglect, household challenges, community violence, lack of access to resources, and historical oppression) impact our individual and community health?

Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson will review an educational tool that supports adults (including caregivers) and older youth in understanding the concepts of trauma, resilience and thriving and how they all impact their health and behavior.

This training is intended for professionals working with youth and families who have experienced trauma including: Juvenile Probation Officers, Student Resource Officers, Department of Social Service workers, Youth and Family Case Managers, and/or School Counselors. While some clinicians have found this training helpful, this workshop is not intended for clinical professionals or to replace specific trauma informed clinical training or treatment planning skills.

This workshop is designed for professionals who have a basic knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of trauma on brain development and behavior.

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