United Way plans community forum March 25 to discuss adverse childhood experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences, (ACEs) are negative experiences that can happen to children and impact them into adulthood. There are ten common traumas that have been identified. Join us to learn more about the ACEs research, what ACEs look like in our community and how we can help move forward.

Event details:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hallagan Education Center (Inside Mercy Medical Center)

701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 5 8:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 4:30, Dinner at 5, and Program begins at 5:30.

Space is limited and registration is required.


Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experience study and medical scientific consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present his research findings on what ACEs are and how they contribute to poor health in adulthood.

Laura Porter, founder and staff director of the Washington State Family Policy Council, will present on how we can address and help with improvements in our own community. She continues to play a key role in helping the State of Washington develop and implement community-based responses to ACEs.

For more information on the event, continuing education credits and to register please go here: http://unitedwayofeastcentraliowa.org/aces-event/

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