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What's Going on Inside Your Mind

Discover the background and Neuroscience behind the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and the importance of being Trauma-Responsive.

What are the 10 ACEs? They are the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. There are two types of neglect, five kinds of abuse and three types of family turmoil. ACEs have lasting emotional and health consequences for children and adults that can continue to manifest into adulthood. The Relationship Foundation introduces the Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Responsive Education approach. It focuses on Healthy Relationships as an essential element of building resilience. These skills and knowledge can be applied to the family, in the workplace, in schools, anywhere.

A Trauma-Informed school/workplace fosters an atmosphere of emotional and physical safety that can alleviate the effects of ACEs.

Learn about:

  • The Neuroscience of Trauma
  • Trauma Responsive Practices
  • Impact of the ACEs on Children and Adults
  • Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms & Workplaces
  • Alleviating the Effects of the ACEs

When something happens in our outer world that has a strong emotional charge, the brain takes a snapshot of it, which is called a memory. Certain memories are activated under stress that have us revert to early childhood behaviors. Learning about one’s ACEs helps to put such instances into perspective so we can respond in a more measured way. Knowing about one's ACEs provides a perspective, in some cases an awakening, that builds our compassion for children and ourselves. ACEs and mental health now go hand in hand!

Michigan Child Advocacy - Executive Director:

"In 30 years of a career in Child Abuse Prevention and as a Master Trainer, I am thrilled to constantly learn more and share more!"

Add on to your ticket and purchase our curriculum and guidebook, Healthy Relationships 101!

The Relationship Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so please consider making a tax deductible donation. Every donation supports our work in schools and social service organizations.

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