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Monday, July 24 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Understanding ACES: What are they and why do they matter

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This discussion of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) reviews briefly the brain chemistry and the neurodevelopmental changes associated with adverse experiences and how this can impact life-long behavioral, emotional and physical outcomes.  Also will touch on ACES studies in Minnesota and how nation-wide communities are using this information to build on working together to build new capacities and support healing.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Discuss early brain development and how early adverse experiences can impact health.

2.  Describe toxic stress and it's effects.

3.  List 3 ways of enhancing child well-being and promoting family resilience.



Speakers
avatar for Margaret Volz, CNP

Margaret Volz, CNP

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Margaret has been a pediatric nurse for over 40 years and has worked in pediatric oncology, school health, home care, and primary care.  She completed her undergraduate training at the College of St. Benedict and her graduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle becoming... Read More →




Monday July 24, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 202
  • Level Intermediate

Attendees (10)