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ACES Community Champion Training – MiACE Initiative

March 14 @ 9:30 am 3:30 pm

Thrive Ottawa County is a public awareness and educational project with the goals of improving our community’s overall understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) while supporting the use of trauma-sensitive approaches and building resilience. We believe that by providing this information; creating opportunities to discuss and fully understand the ramifications of childhood trauma; and offering local resources, support, and evidence-based solutions, we will improve health outcomes in our community. We feel that by “speaking with one voice,” the message will be more impactful. One of the core strategies of the Thrive Ottawa County project is to train multiple “Community Champions” with the expectation that these Champions would help to further educate others in their sphere of influence about ACEs and resiliency. You are invited to become a Michigan ACE Community Champion (MACC). As a Community Champion, you will have the knowledge and tools needed to spread the message of ACEs from board rooms to living rooms!

Trainers will be Local Master Trainers from Ottawa County.

Training Goals:

  • Model and practice skills to articulate clearly: ACE research findings and implications, how ACEs impact brain development and function, and what core protective systems capacity is, and how the development of community capacity can help reduce ACEs in children
  • Understand the impact ACEs have on our own lives
  • Gain awareness and learn techniques for responding to emotional responses of audiences with respect, empathy, and in a nonjudgmental way
  • Develop approaches for creating safety necessary for trauma-sensitive learning environments
  • Discuss strategies for further educating others in ACEs/resiliency within your sphere of influence
  • Ongoing peer and self-reflection on the boundaries of our own expertise and knowledge

Continuing Education Credits will be available for Child Care providers through MiRegistry.

event details

  • March 14, 2024
  • 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Free
  • Virtual

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