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New ACES Resiliency Virtual Series
You are invited to a free, five-week virtual series beginning on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020. Please feel free to share this with others!
As you may know, the core focus of our Community Health Improvement Team is to address, prevent, and heal from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), after identifying ACEs as a prominent public health concern in our communities.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have recognized an increased need in our communities to provide ACEs-related education and awareness. Therefore, we created the “Childhood Trauma and Back-To-School Event Series,” which is a free, five-week virtual series that recognizes the impact of ACEs within our communities, especially as children return to school.
This free, five-week virtual series begins with a 48-hour virtual showing of two award-winning documentaries that address childhood trauma, adversity, and health and social wellbeing: RESILIENCE and PAPER TIGERS.
After the documentaries, we will host nine virtual webinars with our community and partners that address specific topics associated with childhood adversity. As mentioned, all virtual events are free, open to the public, and accessible from any electronic device. Registration is required for all virtual events, so we can see who joins each event and award a “Certificate of Attendance” to attendees.
Details about each virtual event:
- The 48-hour free virtual showing of RESILIENCE and PAPER TIGERS documentaries. Beginning at 5:00am EST on July 21st for 48 hours, we are hosting a free, virtual showing for both documentaries. Registration is required by July 20th at Noon EST. Registered members, then, will be able to log in to Vimeo using their personalized viewing passcode to start the films at their convenience. Starting, stopping, or replaying the video is easy to do at any time during the 2-day viewing window.
- To register, click here: bit.ly/3dNSXnR.
- Nine free, virtual webinars that address specific topics associated with childhood adversity.
- Exploring ACEs, Part 1 – Types of Trauma Webinar. In this webinar, you will learn about ACEs and other types of trauma through an equity lens by guest speakers, Karlin Tichenor and Tracy Butler, from the Indiana Youth Institute.
Details: Thursday, July 23rd at 11:30 – 1:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/3gi1am
- Exploring ACEs, Part 2 – Epigenetics Webinar. In this webinar, you will explore the science of adversity, through understanding epigenetics and human development by guest speaker, Stephanie Case, a clinical psychologist.
Details: Tuesday, July 28th at 12:00 – 1:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/2Bup5Qj
- Tips for Re-Entry in Schools for Educators Webinar. In this webinar, you can listen for socio-emotional learning tips in education as kids re-enter schools. Guest speakers include: Christy Berger from the Indiana Department of Education and Kristi Linson from the Indiana State Department of Health.
Details: Thursday, July 30th at 11:00am – 12:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/2NPCxRi
- Tackling Tough Times Together as a Family Webinar. In this webinar, you will learn about Purdue University’s initiative that promotes family resilience by guest speaker, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth from Purdue University.
Details: Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00 – 1:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/3dK0ioE
- Strengthening Protective Factors for Family Health and Wellbeing Webinar. In this webinar, you will explore the health outcomes associated with adversity and strategies in building family wellness. Guest speakers include: Marcia Cherry and Jessica Crunkleton, health providers at Franciscan Health.
Details: Thursday, August 6th at 4:00 – 5:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/3dULO5b
- Caring for Yourself, the Adult Caregiver Webinar. In this webinar, you can recognize the importance of caring for yourself, including your health and wellbeing. Guest speakers include: Kristy Eaton from the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative and Christy Gauss from School Community Partnerships, LLC.
Details: Tuesday, August 11th at 11:00am – 12:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/3imUp48
- Exploring ACEs, Part 3 – Community Healing Webinar. In this webinar, you will learn the principles in building a self-healing community, led by Kate Hill-Johnson, Danielle Crowder, and Autumn Clark from Franciscan Health.
Details: Wednesday, August 12th at 4:00 – 5:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/2BWHgyd
- Examples of Trauma-Informed Schools in Indiana Webinar. In this webinar, you can listen to Indiana school professionals who are leading trauma-informed initiatives within their schools. Guest speakers include: Karen Branch, Michal Cox, and Jonathan Guthrie from Montgomery County and Adam White from Hammond, Indiana.
Details: Tuesday, August 18th at 12:00 – 1:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/2VzrW1a
- Building Healthy Conflict Resolution in Kids Webinar. In this webinar, you can identify strategies for implementing positive discipline in kids, following the Comprehensive Positive School Discipline Resource Guide designed by the School of Education at Butler University and the Indiana Department of Education.
Details: Thursday, August 20th at 11:00am – 12:00pm EST.
To Register: conta.cc/2Zw0VNl
We hope you and your community are able to join us for one or all of the events within this free, five-week virtual series that recognizes the impact of ACEs within our community. Please invite whomever you imagine would benefit or enjoy taking part in this event series. Our social media team is promoting our event via our Facebook and Twitter pages as well (Facebook.com/myFranciscan and Twitter.com/myFranciscan).
If you have any questions, please contact Kate Hill-Johnson, MA,
Administrative Director, Community Health Improvement
(317) 528.3296 W
(317) 294.5201 C