Power of Connection - Winter 2024

Adverse & Positive Childhood Experiences, Neurobiology, Resilience & Hope

The Power of Connection: What Research on Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences, Neurobiology, Resilience and Hope Sciences Tell Us Training presented by Kristi Slette.

Whatcom Family & Community Network (WFCN) hosts this 2 day, 2-hour interactive virtual training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research and the power of resilience and hope to mitigate the effects of early trauma.

Registration is $40 per person to attend. Space limited to 40 participants.


Tuesday, January 23 & Wednesday, January 24, 2024


Via Zoom

Experience during development whether nurturing or toxic affects the well-being of children and adults. Our health, relationships, self-regulation, and on-the-job and school performance link to our childhood exposure and responses to adversity. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study findings are one of the largest public health discoveries of our time. ACEs reliably predict population mental, physical and behavioral health and many social and environmental challenges. This training helps parents as well as professionals across human and social services, law enforcement, corrections, education, and health care understand child, adolescent and human behavior with a focus on developing resilience in community.

Brain science explains the biologic pathways that make ACEs so powerful. What's predictable is preventable. This training will introduce a common language and understanding and develop capacity to continuously improve practice in ways that are informed by current brain science and resilience research findings.

Our every-day actions matter for preventing ACEs and moderating their effects. Participants will learn about the progressive nature of adversity and about promoting resilience and creating transformative and sustainable change.

*If you would like to join us, but are not currently able to afford the $40 fee, please contact us so we can discuss other options and possible scholarship opportunities.

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