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May 1, 2019

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—The Martinsburg Initiative Webinar

This training is designed to expand participants’ understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the effects they can have on the brain and the body. Participants will learn about tools for mitigating these effects. In addition, participants will be introduced to The Martinsburg Initiative, an innovative school, police, community partnership in Martinsburg, West Virginia, that is striving to apply the science of ACEs prevention.

This session:

  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the correlation among ACEs, toxic stress, and trauma.
  • Demonstrates how prolonged toxic stress can have lasting negative effects on the brain and the body.
  • Identifies specific strategies that can be used to mitigate the negative effects of ACEs.
  • Describes how The Martinsburg Initiative is implementing the science of ACEs prevention to strengthen families and empower communities.

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