Rappahannock United Way

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

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Training

event hosted or sponsored by RUW

Date: 6/12/19
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3310 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Please note this is the 4-hour course.

Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs cause toxic stress and can harm the developing brain of children. This changes how children respond to stress and has lasting effects into adulthood. We now know that this trauma also can damage our immune systems and lead to chronic health concerns like substance abuse and mental health challenges. ACEs are related to violence and other social concerns.

Training participants will gain a better understanding of what is trauma and how it affects our biology. This knowledge can help facilitate important community conversations to prevent high ACE scores and to support individuals with ACE scores.

The training is funded in part through the Family Wellness Initiative of the Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

To learn more, register, or request this training for your organization, contact Jennifer Bateman at 540/374-3337, ext. 100 or jbateman@rappahannockareacsb.org. To register online: http://bit.ly/ACESregistration_RACSB