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School of Social Work Continuing EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh 2117 Cathedral of Learning Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Description**Now Online via Zoom & No Longer In Person**
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic childhood events, including abuse and neglect. They may also include household dysfunction such as witnessing domestic violence or growing up with family members who have substance use disorders. ACEs are strongly related to the development and prevalence of a wide range of health problems throughout a person’s lifespan. Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the Black Community is a 3-hour workshop designed to bring awareness on the impact ACEs has on children, family and communities by enhancing the knowledge of the attendees on the recognition and interventions to prevent long term negative effects including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Participants will be able to describe the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on long term physical health, mental health, brain development and relationships.
- Participants will be able to identify the ways in which Adverse Childhood Experiences has historically contributed to toxic stress and trauma in the black community.
- Participants will be able to identify strategies to manage and prevent complex trauma.
- Understand the importance of bonding and attachment in the first three years of life
- Identify the effects of childhood trauma on brain development.
- Identify the characteristics of secure and disrupted attachments.
- Understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress.
- Identify intergenerational attachment difficulties.
- Identify Post Traumatic growth.
- Describe the ways in which resilience trumps ACEs.
Online via Zoom