Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)



Date:   Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:   5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

This training, presented by Rebecca Bitzer of North Star Behavioral Health, is based on the ACE study, conducted by Dr. Vincent Felitti & Dr. Rob Anda, which demonstrates how adversity early in life increases physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life.  Topics covered include neuroscience, brain development and the effects of toxic stress, ACE study data and implications, and the use of individual and community capacity building as an impetus for change.  Cosponsored by North Star Behavioral Health and Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribal Family & Youth Services.  NOTE: This training will be held at the Tlingit & Haida Vocational Training and Resource Center / 3239 Hospital Drive in Juneau.  Call 790-4246 to register.  An informal meal will be presented at this event.