The Importance of the Early Years: Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma (Part 2) [Pre-Recorded Webinar]

Jul. 25, 2018 , 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Contact Rashida Brown (202) 942-4251
Contact Tracy Steffek

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress negatively impact the developing brain and contribute to concerning societal outcomes overtime. Understanding the significance of a child’s first experiences and the value of fostering resiliency is critical for counties as they explore ways to administer programs and services to children and families in local communities. Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland College Park, and Chair, Committee of the Board of ZERO TO THREE joined NACo in a workshop at its 2018 Legislative Conference and has returned to share more information on ACEs and how to reduce risk factors in communities. Learn more about ACEs and what counties can do to support local trauma informed models that promote resiliency.