October 5, 2022
10:45 AM

Event Description

You are cordially invited to this FREEWorkshop,
Workshop description:Adverse Childhood Experiences are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. However, ACEs can be prevented and you can HEAL at any age.

A Survival Mode Responseto toxic stress increases a child’s heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and muscle tension. Their thinking brain is knocked off- line. Self-protection is their priority. In other words:
“I can’t hear you! I can’t respond to you! I am just trying to be safe!”

Learn How Resilience Trumps ACEs!

  • Parents, Teachers and Caregivers can help by: Gaining an understanding of ACEs
  • Creating environments where children feel safe emotionally & physically.
  • Helping children identify feelings & manage emotions
  • Teaching and modeling resilience-building practices

No pre sign-up necessary
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Teachers / Speakers

Michelle Boyden
Guidance Counselor
(907) 352-7463