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What Is Your ACE Score? Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience

  • MSU Federal Credit Union 4825 E. Mount Hope Road East Lansing, MI, 48823 United States (map)

Course Description:

Increasingly, we are beginning to understand the complex and prevalent effects of trauma on our population, in both children and adults. The examination of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) through the ACE Study is unique because it provides the potential to understand how multiple forms of childhood stressors can affect many important public health problems throughout an individual lifetime. ACEs can affect individuals, organizations, and communities across both public and private domains, in clinical, educational, and law enforcement settings. Understanding ACE effects can help us as professionals and individuals begin to work around a common goal of preventing the accumulation of ACEs and moderating their effects. In this workshop, you will learn about the ACE Study and the impact on oneself and the community. You will discuss the implications that exposure to trauma in childhood can have on your health. In addition, you will learn about the important connections between neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs, and resilience.

Course Link:
http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ceu
CE Value (credits): 3.0
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Mary Aymor
517-353-3060
smailto:swce@msu.edu


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