Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) impact not just childhood, but the physical and emotional lifetime health trajectory of its survivors. We often see the impact and are frustrated in our efforts to help. Can anything we do now alter the life course health trajectory of the children and adults who have experienced childhood trauma and bear its scars?

Many of today’s leading thinkers say YES. The Perinatal Network of Monroe County and the Monroe County Office of Mental Health will host a week of conferences and workshops highlighted by a Keynote Conference on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Join us for a a day with America’s leading experts on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how to break the cycle of trauma.

Our intention is to give every professional in our community not just the knowledge, but the tools to address the impact of ACES in their own work, with a focus on improving the survivors' physical and emotional health.

Unity Health Foundation
Monroe Plan for Medical Care

US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Healthy Start Grant #H49MC00118

New York State Department of Health, Division of Family Health.

Funding for this activity was made possible in part by the HHS, Office on Women's Health. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators at HHS-sponsored conferences, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

Keynote Conference Speakers

Robert Anda, MD
   Author of Original ACE Study
Sandra Bloom, MD
  Sanctuary Model of Institutional Transformation
Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D.
  Leading Expert in Child-Parent Attachment
Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D.
  Creator of Innovative Therapies Involving Movement

ACES Defined:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) – childhood
abuse, neglect, or a seriously dysfunctional household
characterized by domestic violence, substance abuse,
mental illness, marital discord, or crime in the home.

Who Should Attend

  • Social Workers
  • Prenatal Support
  • Child Care Workers
  • Teachers
  • Youth Counselors
  • Mental Health Providers
  • Medical Providers

A limited number of scholarships are available.
To apply, click here.