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Learn how adverse childhood experiences impact people’s lives

Drug Free Osage County and Greenbush are partnering to offer a virtual training on adverse childhood experiences or “ACEs.” The hour-long conversation about ACEs is being offered at two different times Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and can also prevent a child from learning or even playing in a healthy way with other children. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse, even as an adult.

The conversations will discuss how ACEs affect brain development in a growing child, and how illness in both children and adults may be connected to childhood trauma. First steps in preventing and overcoming the effects of ACEs will be touched on, and a question and answer period will follow. Educational handouts will also be available. Registration is required through the below links. The training will be online through Zoom at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 22; register at the below links for the appropriate time.

10 a.m. registration:
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