An Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma and Resilience in Post-Secondary EducationSeveral national studies (Frazier, 2016; Smyth, 2008; Winterman, 2017) reveal that the majority of college students have exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) (66%) and exposure to at least one major traumatic event (89%). Increasingly, students report struggles with anxiety (61%) and depression (41%). In this session, participants will learn the brain science behind ACEs and ways toxic stress makes it difficult for students to learn. Participants will learn concrete ways to bring trauma-aware approaches to bear on their own practices with the goal of increasing students’ academic resilience.

  • Date: Friday, October, 18, 2019
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location: Building F, Room F315
  • Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Anastasia, English
  • CEUs: 0.3
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