IAC Urges Professionals, Public To Attend ACE

June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Inter-Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] is encouraging more professionals to get involved in the issues related to adverse childhood experiences by committing to attend the upcoming ACEs Conference.

“IAC in collaboration with Family Centre and Citizens Uprooting Racism [CURB] are hosting a 2-Day Conference on Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] scheduled for Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14,” a spokesperson said.

Lovette Lovell and Gwendolyn Creary, IAC representatives reminded the public that, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] have stated ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18’.

According to IAC, the CDC further states “ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and early death.” They further advise, “With escalating healthcare costs, maintaining optimal health should be everyone’s concern. Attending the conference will increase your understanding about factors that impede wellness.”

“Day 1: Understanding & Addressing Racial Trauma will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM at HSBC Bank Bermuda, 37 Front Street, Hamilton HM 12, 6th Floor Hamilton Room at the Front Street Entrance. Speakers are Dr. Kenneth Hardy & Dr. Christiana Awosan.

“Day 2: The Economics of ACEs will occur Friday, June 14, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM at Hamilton Princess Harbourview Ballroom. Opening Remarks by Premier the Hon.E.David Burt, JP, MP. A special message from Dr. Bessel VanDerKolk [The Body Keeps the Score], Dr. Vincent Felitti via webinar, Bermuda ACEs Study preliminary data, Charles Hunt, and more.

“To purchase tickets, visit www.ptix.bmm/aces or visit Family Centre 232-1116/27 King St. Hamilton.

“For more information contact stepanie@tfc.bm or visit www.tfc.bm. Visit Family Centre’s website to read speaker biographies and find out more information here.”

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