Thriving Despite Early Adversity
October 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our earliest childhood experiences have a big impact on shaping who we are today. Join Thrive Ottawa to learn about how your experiences as a child may be impacting your physical and mental health as an adult, as well as those around you.
This presentation will also give concrete strategies for how you might build greater resiliency in your life. During the presentation, you will learn about the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), one of the greatest public health discoveries of our time, which can help us understand “it’s not what’s wrong with us, but what happened to us.”
about thrive ottawa county
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 have more impact. Visit thriveottawa.org to learn more.