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Oct
19
Thu
Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2017: The Art of Healing ACEs
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will host the ACEs Summit. Local, regional, and national speakers will focus on evidence-based practices that prevent and address the intergenerational transmission of ACEs. Multiple breakout sessions will encourage and promote interprofessional networking.

Attendees will return home with tools and ideas for addressing ACEs and building resilience within their own communities.

Information and Registration

Oct
20
Fri
Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2017 @ Rennaissance Hotel Asheville
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm

The 2017 summit will focus on the next steps and defining what we can do practically to create trauma-informed communities. Our Keynote Presenter, Dr. Vincent Felitti, was the co-investigator of the landmark ACE Study. This summit will focus on goals, practical strategies and public policy. With these tools and ideas participants will be able to carry practical strategies back to their communities. All participants are encouraged to network with fellow participants, develop relationships and explore partnership ideas.

The aim is for attendees to develop practical strategies for their schools, organizations, communities, or agencies on how to assist clients/patients understand the intergenerational effects of trauma on the life span and how to assist the client/patient with stopping the intergenerational transmission of ACEs

The conference is targeted toward those involved in assessment, treatment, education, support, and advocacy for children and families who experience ACEs including: primary care providers, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, early childhood educators, k-12 educators, public health professionals, child & family advocates, law enforcement, juvenile justice experts, court system professionals, community organizers, parents and caregivers.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2017

 

Oct
21
Sat
Growing Microgreens Workshop
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Well Fed Garden will host a Growing Microgreens workshop with Tami Purdue of Sweet Pea Urban Gardens.

Oct
24
Tue
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Policy Workshop @ 801 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 200
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Register here
Hosted by YMCA of the Triangle and The Redwoods Group Foundation

The day will consist of three sessions and discussions.  The morning sessions will include your session choice:

Registration:                         8:30-8:55

“Resilience”                        9:00-11:00
http://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/ ;

“Stewards of Children”      9:00-11:30
www.d2l.org/education/stewards-of-children/

Break/ Self Care                   11:30-12:00

Lunch                                   12:00-12:30

“Policies and Procedures Workshop”  12:30-2:30
Facilitated by The Redwoods Group

You are welcome to attend both morning and afternoon sessions, or choose to attend an individual session. Please note this in your registration.

Continental Breakfast and Full Lunch will be provided.

Oct
30
Mon
Implementing Trauma-Informed Care into Organizational Culture and Practice
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

DateOctober 30, 2017, 12:30–2:00 pm ET (9:30–11:00 am PT)

https://www.chcs.org/resource/implementing-trauma-informed-care-organizational-culture-practice/

This webinar is second in a two-part series exploring innovative strategies for implementing a trauma-informed approach in both primary care settings and larger organizations and health systems. The series is made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care into Organizational Culture and Practice

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
8
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screenings @ Marbles IMAX
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary.

Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film
Directed by James Redford, this film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Screening Dates:
Sept. 13
Oct. 11
Nov. 8
Dec. 13
Jan. 10
Feb. 14

Download this flier

 

 

Webinar Series: Creating Vibrant Communities with the Community in Mind – Development and Gentrification
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Series 4: What’s Ahead for the Walking Movement 

We expect 2017 to be a big year for the walking movement. What can we do to prepare for the future and make sure the walking movement continues to grow and develop? These webinars will explore some of the ideas, resources and partnerships available to prepare the walking movement for 2018 and beyond.

Creating Vibrant Communities with the Community in Mind: Development and Gentrification (November 8) – Register Here!

Nov
11
Sat
Shitake Mushroom Workshop
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Well Fed Community Garden will host NCSU Professor Will Hooker for a Shitake Mushroom Workshop.

Nov
13
Mon
Building Strong Kids: Turning the Places Kids Go into Places Kids Grow @ Marbles Kids Museum
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Kaleidoscope Project will host this event with guest speaker Amy Levner, Vice President of KaBoom! Play Everywhere.

Be inspired, join forces with the community and take action to support young children’s social/emotional development and lifelong mental health.

Lunch will be provided; registration opening soon.

Nov
20
Mon
“Resilience” Film Screening & Commentary @ The Cary Theater
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wake County PTA Council, Taylor Family YMCA and Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources are partnering to present a free community screening of the 60-minute documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.

Free but tickets required

Film: 7-8 pm
Commentary: 8-8:30
Allow time for parking.

Resilience: A film directed by James Redford about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their  impact on health, quality of life, economics and education.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all income levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can lessen the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Questions about this event, email: healthandwellness@wakepta.org

 

 

AHA Updates
Free Workshop: Smart Solutions for Schools
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Bike/Ped Planning Project Grants
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Community Walkability Workshop
August 7, 2017 [Monday]

Free Summer Meals for Kids
June 20, 2017 [Tuesday]

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