Adverse Childhood Experiences training open to adolescent-serving agencies

A training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is available to adolescent-serving agencies on Wednesday, April 15 from 9am-11pm at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission.

Space is limited. Register here.

Child abuse, sexual abuse, mental health issues, domestic violence, suicide, etc. are traumatic stressors known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. ACE can cause traumatic stress that will affect every aspect of a child’s life and development.

The training will provide:

  1. An overview of the adverse childhood experiences (ACE) that impact young people.
  2. The signs and symptoms for child abuse / neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault, mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuses.
  3. Community resources and best practices on how to make referrals for youth who are experiencing ACE.

This program is supported in part by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition with funding from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau under the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (Grant No. 90AK0011-01-00). The training will be conducted by the JCC in conjunction with the Healthy Start Coalition and Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network  (JASMYN).