507 – Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Karla Belzer, Extension Educator, Family Life, University of Illinois Extension
Recent research has revealed that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can cause a lifetime of health consequences; from not being able to sleep soundly as an adult, to difficulty concentrating, anxiety, depression, and physical health problems. Discover how ACES impacts you, your family, your community, and your TR practice. In this session, you will build an understanding of the impact of ACEs across the lifespan while developing useful strategies to implement in your TR practice.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Define Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the relationship between ACES and toxic stress, and the impact toxic stress has on brain development and health.
- Identify the role protective factors and resilience play in reducing stress and trauma while developing a plan to implement in TR practice and interventions.