Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 / Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)
703-383-8500 TTY 711
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Daryl Washington
Executive Director
Community Event

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training - June 27, 2024

Date & Time
6/27/2024 - 12:30 pm

The memory of childhood experience is stored in our bodies and not just our minds.

Photo of two girls in an elementary school classroomOur experiences have a profound impact on who we are and who we will become. When children experience traumatic events, it can have lasting effects on their mental health and wellbeing. These events are called Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Trauma can even increase the likelihood of developing a chronic disease.

There is hope. One stable and caring relationship can mitigate the impacts of trauma. Science tells us that what is predictable is preventable. Studies in brain science, epidemiology and resilience research have helped us to understand how protection, prevention and building resilience can improve health, safety and productivity across our lifespan.

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board invites you to join a presentation on “Building Resilient Communities and Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)” to learn how hope and connection can buffer ACEs.

What’s predictable is preventable.

This free presentation includes in-depth information about:

  • How trauma impacts brain development.
  • The impacts of childhood adversity and trauma on population health.
  • Resilience and what we can all do to improve health and well-being across the lifespan and within our community.

We can all make a difference in creating vibrant, healthy communities.

Please contact the Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention Team at CSBPrevention@fairfaxcounty.gov if you have questions or need technical assistance.

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Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7000, TTY 711.

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