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Join the ACEs Youth Movement! Led By Youth for Their Peers

Join 16 Strong Project co-founder, Samantha Wettje, and ACEs educator, Dr. Torie Williams, as we lead the fight against the youth mental health crisis. This event will be a fully youth-led peer-to-peer discussion. This is an initiative to talk about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the biggest public health threat facing our nation’s youth and a major contributor to the stark rise in mental health challenges among young people. When: May 22, 2022, 4-5:30pm EST Where: Zoom - Youth can...

Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice with Special Guest, Becky Haas, Pioneer in Developing Trauma-Informed Judicial Initiatives

Please join us for our new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity, PhD/LCSW, PACEs Connection’s criminal justice consultant, with special guests to discuss the need for trauma-informed criminal justice system reform. Using a PACEs-science lens, this series will examine the relationship between trauma and the criminal justice system, what needs changing, and strategies being...

Youth Leadership Opportunity - Seeking Youth Advocacy Board Members

16 Strong Project is excited to be recruiting for our second Youth Advocacy Board! Our goal is to involve youth in our program and resource development as well as provide guidance to this group to be leaders and advocates around ACEs in their own schools and communities. We are looking for a group of creative, resourceful, hard-working high school (grades 9-12) students to join our Youth Advocacy Board who are: Interested in mental health education and awareness-building Dedicated to making...

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