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ASTHO ACEs Training

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events during childhood where continual exposure to stressors in the absence of nurturing relationships, known as toxic stress, can damage a child’s developing brain. For this reason, ACEs are a major risk factor for poor early brain development. ACEs not only contribute to suboptimal brain development in children, but they also have lasting effects on overall health and are linked to causes of morbidity and mortality in adults.

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is providing training and technical assistance on the prevention of ACEs.

Day one (February 25, 2010) will include targeted technical assistance and capacity building to stakeholders to include a discussion of strategies to strengthen state cross-collaboration, identify existing efforts that address ACEs, identify potential gaps or focus areas, 

Day two (February 26, 2020) is a policy academy workshop to bolster efforts to interpret and inform laws that affect health.

The goal of this meeting is to promote engagement and cross-sector partnerships to prevent ACEs. 

Register for this event here: REGISTER. This is a free offering through the Utah Department of Health.

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Last Updated: 2/13/20