Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities
Overview: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events that create dangerous levels of stress and can negatively impact the development of
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events that create dangerous levels of stress and can negatively impact the development of a child’s brain and body. Left untreated, ACEs can have a lifelong impact on an individual and affect communities and society in significant ways.
This training provides foundational understanding and common language on the following topics:
- The Neurobiology of Trauma
- Epigenetics and the intergeneration impact of toxic stress
- Findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
- The Science of Resilience and Creating Self-Healing Communities
Cassie Nagel, Education & Public Awareness Specialist, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota
As the Education and Public Awareness Specialist with Children’s Home Society of South Dakota’s (CHS) Prevention program, Cassie Nagel provides comprehensive trainings rooted in understanding trauma and recognizing and responding to child abuse. Cassie believes that all children are entitled to a happy and healthy childhood and every adult shares in the responsibilities for creating that reality.
Cassie received her BA degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of South Dakota. In her role with CHS, Cassie trains everyone from parent to professionals in how they can play a part in protecting children and creating safe environments that promote resilience and healing.
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(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST