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Facing ACEs

Standing Against Stigma and Shasta County Health and Human Services is presenting the Facing ACEs forum on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Redding First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. A reception with live music will start at 5:30 p.m., and the forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. and go until 8 p.m.

The event will provide participants with a foundational knowledge of ACEs, which research indicates increase a person’s risk of developing mental health challenges and chronic physical health problems later in life.

Featured speakers will include local advocates who’ll discuss the resiliency they developed after experiencing childhood trauma, as well as HHSA experts who have been providing trauma informed care or ACEs training.

Participants will help define what ACEs are and the impact they have, share perspectives on resiliency and begin a conversation that could help shape the future of Shasta County.

Panelists include:

  • Greg Burgin Jr. – Tribal Council Member of the Wintu Tribe of Northern California and Brave Faces/Stand Against Stigma advocate
  • Dee Dee Lahey – Brave Faces/Stand Against Stigma advocate
  • Dianna Wagner – HHSA Director of Children and Family Services Branch.
  • Jonathon Freeman – HHSA Community Organizer, Certified ACEs Trainer.

Shasta County residents have much higher rates of Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, than the national average, but what does that mean for our community? Find out December 5th. Both community members and professionals are encouraged to attend.

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