As the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states: “Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can be prevented. Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the background and application of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study)
- Discuss the impact toxic stress and ACEs has on brain development
- Discuss the interrelatedness of ACEs
- Identify steps to reduce ACEs for future generations
- Amber Guthrie, MA, Project Director, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
- Frank Kros, MSW, JD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Children’s Guild, President, The Upside Down Organization, Director, National At-Risk Education Network
Who Should Attend?
Any professional that works directly with domestic violence survivors, their children, or abusers:
- Domestic Violence Service Providers (Shelter Staff, Advocates, Therapists, Abuser Intervention Staff)
- Government Social Service Employees (Adult Protective Services, Child Welfare, DHS, Supervised Visitation, Juvenile Services)
- Law Enforcement (Patrol, Supervisors, Probation/Parole, Corrections)
- Legal/Court (Attorneys, Victim-Witness Specialists, Judges, Clerks)
- Education (K-12, Campus Disciplinary, Title IX, Faculty)
- Community-Based (Substance Use Professionals, Immigration, Transitional Housing)
- Health Care (Nurses, Physicians, Community Health Advocates, Mental Health Providers)
- Faith/Religious Leaders
What’s the content level for this training?
Basic & Intermediate
- Basic: For professionals just beginning their work with survivors, or who have not had much training on working with survivors. (0-2 years’ experience)
- Intermediate: For professionals who have a basic understanding of best practices for working with survivors. (2-5 years’ experience)