Each year, the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assault-related injuries would fill EVERY SEAT IN 9 STADIUMS. (samhsa.gov)
The cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) has a lifelong impact on children. As the number of ACEs increase, there is a greater likelihood of negative well-being outcomes such as obesity, depression, and other chronic conditions throughout life.
The good news is that children can and do recover! This presentation will address why children are so vulnerable to the effects of trauma, explore how to understand behavior in the context of trauma and identify how to develop a trauma-informed environment that supports recovery.