Alleghany Highlands Community Services will host the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) program on Wednesday, Nov. 4, via Zoom.
Adverse Childhood Experiences is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18.
Adverse Childhood Experiences have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes.
This is a two-hour training, beginning at 10 a.m., that will go over how trauma affects the brain, what the ACE Study is, and how to build resiliency.
The training session is free and open to the public.
To register, visit the Alleghany Highlands Healthy Youth Coalition Facebook page for the registration link, or visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucO6upj0pGNexETTF0PNedXpzPsCeIoL2
For more information on the program, call Chelsea Dunaway at (540) 965-2100, ext. 118.
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