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Understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Local training sessions

From the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board:

Scientists have been studying Adverse Childhood Experiences for years, and the research shows that children who live in toxic environments grow into adults who struggle with substance use disorder, mental illness, suicidal tendencies, and other health issues. As an ACE score increases, so does the risk of serious health, social, and emotional issues.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. One stable and caring relationship can mitigate the impacts of trauma. The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board offers free a training to help the public learn more about the effects of ACEs and the ways to build resilience in the community.
Participants will learn how ACEs affect brain development and how that, in turn, affects behavior and physical health.
Understanding ACEs will show the importance of being a positive influence and support ways to help people overcome troubling experiences.
Upcoming training sessions include:
· March 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse Counseling, 420 Hudgins Rd., Suite 201
· June 12, noon to 4 p.m. Rappahannock United Way, 3310 Shannon Park Dr.
· September 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rappahannock United Way
· December 3, noon to 4 p.m. RACSB at River Club, 10825 Tidewater Trail.
To learn more, register, or request this training for your organization, contact Jennifer Bateman at 540/374-3337, ext. 100 or [email protected] To register online:

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