NOTE: See bottom of the post for the webinar recording link.
Over recent months and years, I’ve written about ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and their adverse impact on physical and mental health as well as health-related behaviors. My most recent post was Mass Shootings and ACES.
I think many of you will want to know about a free live webinar on this topic that is taking place this Wednesday afternoon. The webinar is especially meant to equip faith and local church leaders on how to better address this topic within their communities.
Information on the event and a Registration link follows.
SPONSORED BY: The The Partnership Center of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
TITLE: “Mental Health 101: The Long-term Mental Health Impacts of Childhood Trauma”
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 | 11am CT, 12pm Eastern
DESCRIPTION: Trauma ― specifically trauma experienced as children or adolescents ― can significantly impact individuals across their entire lives. In fact, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (@NCTSN) notes that survivors of childhood trauma are more likely to have long-term health problems and are at a higher risk of premature death than their peers. Correlatively, @NCTSN noted, “Adult survivors of traumatic events may also have difficulty in establishing fulfilling relationships and maintaining employment.”
As the stigma surrounding mental health begins to slowly fade — in faith communities, as well as the broader culture — people are starting to ask questions, such as, “What constitutes as trauma?” “How does it affect the whole person?” and “How can it be addressed most effectively?”
This webinar seeks to address these and other questions by focusing on the impact untreated childhood trauma — also referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — can have on those who may be struggling with mental health concerns. We hope to help local faith and community leaders recognize ACEs’ signs and symptoms, and to equip them with proven resources they can choose to incorporate into their congregational and community outreach efforts.
• Alice M. Forrester, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc. (CBC)
• Philip G. Monroe, MA, PsyD, Director of Training and Materials @Mission: Trauma Healing
Certificates of Attendance will be available upon request (Participants only, please)
RECORDING LINK AND SLIDES
Listen to the recording of this program again or share it with a friend using this link: https://bit.ly/090419-Record. PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by HHS.
A copy of today’s webinar slide deck is available for download at: https://bit.ly/090419-Resources