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Free virtual training session on Adverse Childhood Experiences set for next week

11 December 2020 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News


The Northwestern Prevention Collaborative and the Prevention Department at Northwestern Community Services Board, in conjunction with community service board prevention departments from across Virginia, will offer a free virtual training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from noon to 3:00 pm.

Studies show that 61% of adults have at least one ACE, while one in eight adults have experienced four or more ACEs in their lifetimes. This trauma can have lasting effects on their mental health and well-being, according to a news release from the Northwestern Prevention Collaborative. It even increases the likelihood of developing chronic diseases and some cancers.

ACEs training is designed to raise awareness of what ACEs are and the resources available to help reduce them, ultimately improving the health of communities.

Individuals can register for the training session through Dec. 15. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldeihrTwpG9yPJNjeI6UTFAydCx3Vg9ET, or go to facebook.com/LordFairfaxYRA and click on “Events.”

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