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GAL District 16A – Rockingham “The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study”
December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
The ACE Study is a groundbreaking research study with profound implications for those who work with children and families. Initiated in 1995 by Kaiser Permanente with support from the Centers for Disease Control, it was one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect ever conducted, and the first that sought to examine the impact of abuse and neglect on later-life health and wellbeing. The story of how this study came about and what has been learned is a fascinating one with important implications for individuals, families, and society. Participants will gain an overview of The ACE Study as well as tools for applying the information to their work. The film, “Resilience” will be shown as part of this training.
Meet the Trainer
Michelle Calvert, MPA, Professional Trainer and NC Certified Parent Educator, has worked in the child welfare field for over 18 years. She holds a BA degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Public Administration, both from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Michelle is passionate about her work with children and families and dedicated to the fulfillment of the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina’s mission, “to promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe permanent, safe and loving family.”