Friday, February 17, 2017

Tuesday February 21st at 7:00 PM

Understanding ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Health, and Addiction

The research is clear: childhood trauma can damage the body and brain. In this presentation, participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), their undeniable relationship to disease and addiction, and how the ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force is making it the focus of their prevention work. Presenters will be Emily Daniels, Student Assistance Counselor and the facilitator the ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force along with other members of the task force. Ms. Daniels has a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies and an M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of Delaware. She also holds an MBA from Antioch University New England in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability. She has extensive experience working with at-risk youth, ages 3 to 18 and providing support through individual and group counseling. The Substance Abuse Task force is a diverse group of community members from the high school, middle school, elementary school, and MCH as well as physicians, parents, students, and police officers. The Task Force has been facilitated by Ms. Daniels since 2014. Free and open to all.

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