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What You Don't Know About ACEs


What You Don't Know About ACEs

October 19, 2021 | 1:00pm

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National guidance from multiple sources, including Transforming the Workforce and professional organizations, is consistent in the emphasis on the importance of early childhood educators being well prepared to recognize and address the impact of trauma in themselves, young children, and families. Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs is one of the most widely used terms when discussing the traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect. This webinar will unpack what’s important to know about ACEs and share examples of how to integrate opportunities for students to learn and practice this content across different course offerings and field experiences.


George S. Ake III, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Community Psychiatry

Cathy Collie-Robinson, M.Ed., Director/Instructor, Early Childhood Education Durham Technical Community College

Stephanie Lackey, M.Ed., Department Chair, Teacher Academy and Human Services Forsyth Technical Community College

Cyndie Osborne, M.Ed., Program Head/Instructor/Advisor, Early Childhood Stanly Community College

Dr. Mary Olvera, Education Program Administrator I Career and Technical Education Coordinator Public Service Technologies, Agriculture and Natural Resources Technologies, and Commercial Artistic Productions, North Carolina Community College System Office