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The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Training

  • Alberton Elementary School (map)

Registration form at bottom of this page.

• DID YOU KNOW that childhood adversity often leads to toxic stress in a child’s brain? 
• DID YOU KNOW that toxic stress can actually disrupt the development of a child’s brain architecture? 
• DID YOU KNOW that toxic stress can block a child’s ability to communicate? 

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is the most advanced
research of all time linking childhood adversity to many types of negative health
and social outcomes in adulthood. Believe it or not, this is the first scientific
research providing hard data to these linkages. 

Is it any wonder some of our children and youth are struggling in their families, among their peers, in school, and in society in general? 

The ACE Study presentation will focus on these themes:
1. Understand the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study background, research findings, and implications.
2. How ACEs impact brain development and function as an adaptive response to environmental circumstances (why a child/youth acts the way they do).
3. Community Core Protective Systems Capacity? 
What is it, and how can the development of this help avoid ACEs in children & youth?
4. Understand the impact ACEs have had on your own lives (directly or indirectly) and your view of the world and others.
5. Begin thinking of ways to help children & youth, and help support each other.
Elevating the wellbeing and future of Montana’s children. 

When: Friday,November4th
Where: Alberton School
Time:9am-1pm-ACE Presentation
A special screening of Jamie Redford’s award winning documentary Paper Tigers will be shown following the ACE Presentation.

Paper Tigers captures the pain, the danger, the beauty and the hopes of struggling teens
- and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better. 

1:30pm-3:30pm-Paper Tigers Screening(Discussion to follow) 

Lunch will be provided! 
Childcare available
Contact Laura Acker
(406) 499-2950

Trainer Bio: Dana Eisenberg is a Licensed Clinical Social with a private practice in Missoula.  She has been trained by ACE Interface as an ACE Master Trainer through Elevate Montana.  In addition, Dana is a Master Trainer in the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models of the Trauma Resource Institute.  Dana has over 12 years of experience as a School Counselor, seven of those on the Flathead Reservation.  She also has experience as a classroom science teacher and has provided school based, group home, intensive in-home, outpatient and private therapy for adults and children from all walks of life.  Dana is passionate about bringing knowledge of trauma informed and resiliency building skills and information to fellow Montanans in ways that are of immediate use to them in their own lives and in the lives of the people they serve.

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Earlier Event: October 23
Fall Festival
Later Event: November 19
Parents Night Out