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ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences – Building Self-Healing Communities

August 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Date: August 4, 2021

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Description:  The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence that adversity during development increases the risk of physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. The ACE Study and other research using the study’s framework have taught us that ACEs are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation and the most powerful determinant of the public’s health.  Building Self-Healing Communities is about investing in the people who have the most at stake—especially people affected by ACEs– so they can be expert leaders of their own community’s change. We live at a time of great hope and promise – the greatest public health discovery of our time is about us. The ACE Study provides a discovery – a common framework and language – that we can use to profoundly improve the health and well-being of our society now and for future generations to come.

Co-Presenter Bio: Jeff Wittman joined PCAIN on March 1, 2021, as our new Prevention Program Manager. Jeff comes to PCAIN with a wealth of experience working with youth and with communities. Most recently Jeff was the School Social Work & Foster Youth Specialist at the Department of Education, but he has also worked in Family Preservation, Wraparound Community Support Services, and in Foster Care. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration in Educational Leadership.

Co-Presenter Bio: Shaun Pennington joins PCAIN as a co-presenter with a decade of experience in working in the field of child development. For a majority of his career Shaun served as a 4th and 5th grade teacher for Perry Township Schools before working in the Federal Programs Department of the Indiana Department of Education. Presently Shaun serves as the Project Director of K-14 Initiatives for Ivy Tech Community College where he provides guidance and leadership for multiple education-focused projects designed to positively impact all middle and high school students across the state of Indiana. Shaun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Effective Teaching and Leadership, is a licensed school administrator, and is presently a Doctoral student at Indiana University Bloomington in the Educational Leadership program.


Audience: Early Intervention Professionals, Early Childhood Education Professionals, Health Care Professionals, Teachers, and Social Service Staff (must be age 18 or older)

WARNING:  If you are attending this virtual training at home, please be sure to either use headphones or be alone while attending. Some information may not be suitable for younger children.

A Survey will be emailed to you after the webinar. Once you complete your Survey our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours.

Just a reminder that if you register as a couple or a group, each person will need to complete an Assessment/Survey to qualify for a Training Certificate.


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August 4, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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