Webinar Registration by November 13, 2018: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Children exposed to adversity early in life can suffer lifelong health and wellbeing consequences, and can cause a major disruption to our communities and economy. As adults, how can we better protect children from the experience of adversity, and also buffer those who already have adverse childhood experiences to be successful? In this workshop, learn about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, how to mitigate them, and the importance of building resilience to buffer children from toxic stress.
Who Should Attend: Service coordinator (family)
1. Participants will learn about the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, and the impact of increased ACE scores on risk to healthy brain development for children and adults.
2. Participants will learn about innovative prevention strategies that buffer children from toxic stress.
3. Participants will understand the importance of adults in building resilience in children.
About the Presenter
Kristen Rector is the president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (PCAT). As the organization’s CEO, Kristen leads the agency’s strategic management, finance, and administrative needs while also serving as a fierce advocate for Tennessee families. Kristen has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, and is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker in the state of Tennessee. Her background in mental health, home visiting, and domestic violence gives her a strong understanding of both the family and community impact on childhood experiences and integrating community programming to prevent abuse and neglect from occurring. Kristen has provided trainings and workshops regarding the prevention of child maltreatment by reducing adversity and promoting community resilience at a variety of professional events. Kristen is a certified trainer for a number of national programs, including Healthy Families America, Circle of Parents, and Zero to Three. She serves as an appointed member of the Joint Task Force on Children’s Justice and Child Sexual Abuse and the Commissioner’s Children’s Advisory Council.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Core Area: Current Issues
Statutory Area: Mental Health Issues
Optional Area: Support Networks for Residents; Counseling and Advocacy