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The Other Side of the ACEs Pyramid: An Indigenous Healing Framework

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Many people have learned about the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and its results demonstrating the link between ACEs and poor mental health and health outcomes. After hearing about this information, people often wonder what we need to do in order to address ACEs on a community-wide level. A public health framework to conceptualize next steps will provide a comprehensive community-driven approach to advance healing. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Broaden the existing trauma lens to include cultural considerations of trauma and its impacts. 
  • Increase a broader understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of trauma on a community-wide level. 
  • Learn about the trauma focus areas that we can universalize to all children and families we connect with.

Facilitator: Maegan Rides At The Door, Director, National Native Children's Trauma Center

Date Created: March 22, 2024