Adverse Childhood Experiences Training

Adverse Childhood Experiences Training

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The purpose of training is to increase the community’s collective ability to support individuals who have experienced traumatic events through the provision of supportive trauma-informed strategies and services.

Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Experiences in childhood matter. Numerous research studies have shown how childhood stress and trauma can impact adult health. The Ace Study is the largest study investigating the health and social effects of negative childhood experiences. Now that we have the research, what can we do about it? The cycle of violence, generational poverty and abuse, homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, perpetration and victimization of violence are all related to ACE’s. Strategies such as identification and assessment, reducing risk and exposure and nurturing resiliency and skill building are effective interventions. Changing the negative course that many children are on is our best way to prevent abuse in future generations. This presentation will increase your knowledge of trauma and provide ways to work with children, families and communities to reduce the impact of trauma.


Gain in-depth knowledge of ACE research

Learn about the impact of trauma on development

Increase your understanding of working with challenging behaviors

Founder/Executive Director of MJU, LLC

Shearese Stapleton is the founder and Executive Director of Mother’s of Joy University, LLC, as well as the proud mother of three adult children who will forever be the reason for her life's work.

Born and raised in Flint Mi. Ms. Stapleton is an alumnus of Flint Northwestern high school where she was the proud cheerleading captain for all four years. Cheerleading was one of the opportunities that showed her how to be a leader by pushing others to be their best. Ms. Stapleton has had her share of ups and down, from being homeless to having to let go of a profitable child care business when the economy failed in 2008, but this didn’t discourage her. In fact, it led her to create opportunities for others so they didn’t have to struggle in the ways she did.

Shearese Stapleton has gained certification in the area of Trauma-informed practices, making her a Master Trainer in ACE's Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Adverse Childhood Experiences is a study that was done by U. S Health Maintenance Organization, Kaiser Permanente, and the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention. The study has demonstrated an association of adverse childhood experiences with health and social problems across the lifespan. Ms. Stapleton is also a licensed minister.

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