CEPP: The Neuroscience of Trauma: Filling the Scientific Gaps in the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Rainbow Days - Karen Williams


$25 for non HHSC funded providers


Prevention (CDC) has declared the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study one of the most important studies of our time, but not until now did we know the biological explanations for why childhood maltreatment increased illness, disease and early death. This workshop examines this new research and its implication for prevention services. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are repeated, traumatic events in children’s lives that can affect their health and wellbeing into adulthood. ACEs involve episodes of physical or emotional abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence, and having family members who experience substance abuse, mental illness, or incarceration. Researchers believe that an understanding of ACEs is key to preventing a range of public health problems, including alcohol and drug abuse, high-risk sexual behavior, depression, and suicide. This workshop will feature an overview of ACEs and explore ways prevention professionals can use ACEs data in their work.

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