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Event Type   Training
Location Join us on Zoom for this Online Training
Date Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location   Join us on Zoom for this Online Training
Details Join us for this FREE online event to learn more about how to help prevent child sexual abuse and handle disclosures.

Building Blocks of ACEs

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study findings represent a paradigm shift in our understanding of the origins of physical, social, mental, and societal health and well-being. We now know that leading causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems, and early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental impacts of ACEs.

The key goal of this training is to build a common language and understanding of ACEs and the related research. Attendees will be encouraged to think about how this information could be applied within their own “sphere of influence” (family, workplace, school, community, etc.).


  • Understand how brains adapt to the environment during childhood
  • Learn the basic concepts of toxic stress and its impact on development
  • Review the date and key findings from the ACEs Study
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of the ACEs score
  • Identify the impact of ACEs in the workforce
  • Define trauma, understand the difference between stress and trauma
  • Recognize the impacts of trauma on the brain and body
  • Explore protective factors with the workplace

October Learning Series

Session 1: Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities
Thursday, October 12, 2023
12-1 M/1-2 C

Session 2: More Than an ACE Score: What Your ACE Score Is and Isn’t
Thursday, October 19, 2023
12-1 M/ 1-2 C

Session 3: ACEs in the Workplace
Thursday, October 26, 2023
12-1 M/ 1-2 C

Presented by Children’s Home Society

For more information, contact:
Jessica Broullire

Education & Public Awareness Community Navigator
 | 605-716-1628 ext. 4284

Alexie LeZion
Education and Public Awareness Specialist
Children’s Home Society | 605.334.6004 ext. 3147