The Buffer Zone: What Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Teaches about Maximizing Health and Wellbeing

By: Bari Sobelson, LMFT

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When people think of child abuse and neglect, they often picture a physically and/or psychologically injured child. What they may not immediately picture is that same child as an adult with risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. What do these have in common? As the number of Adverse Childhood Experiences increases, so does the risk for the potential adult outcomes.

On August 17 at 11 am EasternDr. Melissa Merrick from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be providing a 90-minute webinar on the ACE Study and what it teaches us about maximizing health and well-being. Not only are we offering beneficial and important information, we will also be offering 1.5 CEUs for those licensed mental health professionals (Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Family Therapists) seeking credits.

If you are interested in learning more about the ACE Study, you can find information and resources at www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html

.We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!

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